Guy: A Young Artist in Recovery Tells His Story

Have you considered lending your talent to young people in your community? If so, the story below, the first of three weekly videos from young people, should provide the nudge you need.

In this three-minute video, Guy, a well-known graffiti artist in Snohomish County, Washington, describes his transformation as a Promising Artists in Recovery (PAIR) participant.

Through Reclaiming Futures Snohomish County, Henri Wilson and other generous adults are mentoring young artists in the county’s juvenile justice system who have substance abuse issues. By engaging in calligraphy, painting and photography classes, teens are viewing life through a different lens.

Note: This is the first in a series of three videos about young artists in Reclaiming Futures Snohomish County. 

Related Promising Artists in Recovery (PAIR) posts:
http://www.reclaimingfutures.org/blog/Positive-Youth-Development-Mentoring-Snohomish
http://www.reclaimingfutures.org/blog/reclaiming-futures-program-giving-youth-chance-clean-slate
http://www.reclaimingfutures.org/blog/clean-slate


Kathy Haggerty has worked for Snohomish County Superior Court since January 2000. She manages the Guardian Ad Litem Program, Guardianship case management, Pro Tem Registry, and supervises the Judicial Coordinators at the Trial Setting, Arbitration, Jury, Interpreter and Family Court desks. She has a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University (2003) and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Washington (2009). She became Project Director of Reclaiming Futures Snohomish County in November 2012.