ArtWell Founder Awarded 2017 Crawford Prize

On November 4, in recognition of her service to the youth of Philadelphia, the National Recreation Foundation presented its 2017 Robert W. Crawford Achievement Prize to ArtWell Founder and Executive Director Susan Teegen.

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Art of Growing Leaders

The Art of Growing Leaders is an expansion of ArtWell’s long-running rites of passage program, The Art of Growing Up.
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HeartBeat

Thanks to generous funding from the William Penn Foundation, ArtWell is launching our long anticipated 15 ­week HeartBeat music program!
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We the Poets

The We the Poets® program, ArtWell's longest running program, builds literacy skills, communication, self expression and fosters a love of a learning through poetry.
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Professional Development

ArtWell’s professional development workshops introduce educators and youth service providers to our unique approach, which combines creative expression and reflection to provide new tools for engaging young people, as well as a sense or replenishment and joy for the professionals who participate.
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About Artwell

ArtWell was founded in 2000 to respond to the chronic community violence in Philadelphia by introducing a preventive, educational, arts-oriented approach to reach underserved communities and youth facing discrimination, poverty, violence, and the everyday challenges of growing up. Our mission is to support young people and their communities through multidisciplinary arts expression, education, and creative reflection to celebrate their strengths, thrive while facing complex challenges, and awaken their dreams.