Transformative Education

The Transformative Education Program at My Friend’s Place provides youth with creative arts programming, education and employment readiness services.

Through workshops, one-on-one sessions, and more intensive programming, the Transformative Education Program aims to equip youth with marketable skills, encourage positive behaviors, teach youth how to connect with resources that improve their self-sufficiency, and create an alternative way for staff to build rapport with youth who are reluctant to access more intensive services.

Creative Arts

We offer a range of creative arts and life skills enrichment workshops that encourage self-expression and development in an effort to extend our non-threatening, life-affirming philosophy to youth who are hesitant to engage in more traditional programming. The use of creative processes that engage all of the senses supports wellbeing and creates opportunities for self-reflection and the articulation of one’s own thoughts, ideas and experience. Participation in creative expression can be an essential part of self-discovery, skill development, and foundation building in shaping a self-determined life. Additionally, it is a chance for incredible young artists to express and discover their talents.

In Fiscal Year 2019, My Friend’s Place offered more than 700 creative arts workshops including circus skills, creative writing, visual arts, fashion design and sewing, digital media, jewelry-making, vocal coaching, songwriting and music recording.

Transformative Education Includes

    Employment Services

    Education Support

    Field Trips

    The SHIFT Internship

Together We Can!

Assist and inspire homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives.