“to IGNITE the DESIRE to CREATE and the CONFIDENCE TO SUCCEED in underserved youth”

is the mission of RAW Artworks, an organization in Lynn giving 7 to 17-year-olds a chance to paint, film, draw, and be empowered. Its impact is clear by the testimonies not a few graduates offer. Like these three young adults making their way in the world with high aspirations, solid skills, and a great sense of their potential contribution.

”Without Raw… I wouldn’t understand what leadership really means.“

Darlene from Raw Art Works on Vimeo.

Darlene started attending RAW in 2007 where she attended Women 2 Be and Adventures in Fine arts. She graduated high school in 2010. She is currently attending UMASS Amherst and hopes to attend medical school.

”Because of Raw… I know exactly where I want to go. I want to reach a goal“

Tanisha from Raw Art Works on Vimeo.

Tanisha attended RAW’s Reel to Real Film School for 3 years, and graduated in 2013. She was invited back to RAW as a teaching assistant in film school while in college. Tanisha hopes to persue a career in film.

”Because of Raw… I see myself as a piece of a community, and before, I didn’t see that“

Matt from Raw Art Works on Vimeo.

Matt began coming to RAW’s Reel to Real Film School in 2003. He graduated high school in 2006 and is currently an Assistant Video Editor at soup2Nuts animation studio. He is one of two alumni to sit on RAW’s board of directors.