" Morpheus Youth Project is a youth advocacy organization that works with youth in under-served communities. Our aim is to connect with young people in a way that fosters trust and that encourages awareness through creative arts and education. MYP was established in direct response to the significant number of youth in the East Portland region who are either falling through the cracks in school or who are already enmeshed in the juvenile justice system. MYP Workshops are led where the youth are and the topics are timely and necessary - arts, humanities, cultural and ethnic awareness."
How we helped
For four years MYP has been active in providing hands on and interactive programs in music, writing, painting, history and culture on a shoe string budget. We've done these in East Portland communities and in youth correctional facilities. This LUSH sponsorship will now allow us to purchase much needed equipment to expand our workshops such as music production, dance, painting and silk screening. We are just getting ready to kick off an exciting Hip Hop and Silk Screening program for youth in East Portland. We now have funding for our PA system, audio software, painting and silk screening materials. We can't wait to get started!