TMA partners with Outagamie County Youth & Family Services’ to provide an immersive arts program that is carefully crafted to provide a safe, welcoming, and comfortable learning environment at the museum, in our studios, and at Outagamie County. Starting in 2018, TMA partnered with Outagamie County’s Restorative Justice program, which is for youth who are referred by the Juvenile Court System. Restorative Justice is a philosophy that focuses on restoring the community, and connecting youth to their community in a positive way through service projects and volunteerism. We provide a strengths-based focus of skill building and increase the self-confidence of those involved. Thanks to the support of the Bright Ideas Fund from the Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region, this program has expanded to include youth from Outagamie County’s Shelter Care Program, as well.
Art has an incredible rehabilitative effect and through the work of dedicated Art Educators, we empower local youth with skills to manage trauma and continue to grow, learn, and heal.