What We Do
TAEP harnesses the transformative power of art to heal and inspire kids in grades K-12 who are underserved, at-risk and court-involved. All our children are referred by social workers from DSS, the Mecklenburg County Juvenile Justice system, and partnering organizations. We provide programs using art as a lens to teach social and emotional learning while building resiliency and coping mechanisms for children faced with adverse childhood experiences, including community violence, police violence, domestic violence, and the myriad of traumas impacting families living in poverty in underserved communities. Through art, they are empowered to break the cycle of violence and alter the trajectory of their lives.
TAEP has grown into a force for good in Charlotte's communities. With your support, The Arts Empowerment Project will continue to transform Charlotte's most fragile communities, bringing art, education, vitality, and resilience with each program.