Our mission is to provide creative mental health services to at-risk youth by utilizing artistic expression within therapy to teach social and emotional skills in order for students to advance in school and beyond.
ATC’s expressive arts and art therapy programs incorporate social and emotional learning (SEL) that has been proven to help students succeed. The ATC mission was built upon our understanding that social and emotional learning is not only overlooked in school but also vital to a student’s success. Learning is not just about sitting in the classroom, but it involves understanding your world and yourself.
ATC’s vision is to empower at-risk youth to transcend their overwhelming life challenges and evolve into personally successful individuals who are educated and equipped to develop their relationships with peers, families and communities in order to be life-long contributors to society. Life skills developed throughout the ATC school based program provide a foundation the continued success of our students, well beyond the strict confines of an academic setting.