This organization, “A Reason to Survive” (ARTS), was founded by Matt Darrigo, artist, who believes that arts provide us with identity. And when arts are stripped from schools, many youngsters are stripped of identity. Its a form of identity theft.
“ARTS is dedicated to creating a movement behind the importance of the arts as a prevention and intervention vehicle to create positive transformation in children and youth facing adversity. We accomplish this through a 3 prong approach:”