Pick One

Youth Program

The mission of the Pick One campaign is to provide a means of expression to children of inner city upbringing. Program leaders use the arts and creative energy to redirect youth in an effort to decrease senseless violence and reduce the risk of children being influenced by gangs, crime, and hate. 

Pick One artist leaders have positive interactions with teens, ages 13 - 18. The goal is to teach them the value of positive choices, how to find a career, and mentorship as a means to combat social issues that result in violence. 

This program features a series of projects that provide positive experiences and raise the quality of life for inner-city Toledo youth.  Art, culture, and creative energy serve a broad purpose as an outlet of expression and unity, and prove that the value of our city can be improved by investing in the people that live here.