There are many things foster kids have gone through, and now, it’s time to let them tell their story.
The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History recently wanted to take a more unorthodox way of exhibiting art. They’ve invited former foster youth to put together an art show, and the results are stunning.
Stacey Garcia, a community engagement director, explained that “We are not experts in what foster youth have gone through, but we don’t know how to tell their story. They do.”
Jamie Lee Evans, who is the founder of the Foster Youth Museum stated, “There is no other exhibit like this. This is the largest and probably only exhibition of artifacts, art, and culture demonstrating the experience of foster care from a youth’s perspective.”
The show is not only working to raise awareness about foster care, but to also promote action. At the entrance of the gallery are “action cards” inviting the public to act and help those around them.
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