The Art Foundation aims to promote creative self-expression and art education among youth from disadvantaged backgrounds in southeast Michigan. Founded in 2017 and lead by local artist Tony Roko, the foundation operates out of metro Detroit schools and therapeutic facilities, bringing art creation and education to nearby communities. The foundation attempts to mold the skills of young artists while creating a reference point for future artistic opportunities that most youth would miss out on otherwise. With art coaching from Roko, the foundation hopes to be a jumping off point for aspiring artists who may not have had any previous works, credentials, or coaching. The foundation helps participating youth focus their creativity and harness their own distinctive style, giving way for expression and unique creation.
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