SKETCH is a non-profit organization that provides arts programming and support to young people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in Toronto.
SKETCH was founded in 1994 by a group of artists and activists who were concerned about the lack of support services for young people who were experiencing homelessness. The organization started with a small group of young people meeting in a community center, but it quickly grew and moved into its own premises.
Over the years, SKETCH has worked with thousands of young people, and it has seen the power of the arts to transform lives. SKETCH has helped young people to develop their creativity, to build confidence, and to find a sense of purpose. SKETCH has also helped young people to develop the skills they need to succeed in school and in the workforce.
SKETCH offers a wide range of services, including:
- Arts programming: SKETCH offers a variety of arts programming, including visual arts, music, theatre, and dance.
- Support services: SKETCH offers a variety of support services, including case management, counselling, and peer support.
- Housing: SKETCH provides housing to young people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.
- Employment: SKETCH provides employment support to young people, including job training and placement services.
SKETCH hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including:
- Art exhibitions: SKETCH hosts a variety of art exhibitions, showcasing the work of young artists.
- Music concerts: SKETCH hosts a variety of music concerts, featuring young musicians.
- Theatre productions: SKETCH hosts a variety of theatre productions, featuring young actors.
- Dance performances: SKETCH hosts a variety of dance performances, featuring young dancers.
- Community events: SKETCH hosts a variety of community events, such as film nights, potlucks, and workshops.
How to Get Involved
There are many ways to get involved with SKETCH. You can:
- Volunteer: SKETCH is always looking for volunteers to help out with its programs and events.
- Attend events: SKETCH hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Come along and join in the fun!
We are always looking for new ways to reach young people and to make a difference in their lives. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us.
We are funded by a combination of grants, donations and income from our activities. We are a registered charity, and we are committed to using our resources to make a positive impact on the lives of young people who need it most.
We believe that everyone has the potential to succeed, and we are committed to helping young people to reach their full potential. We believe that the arts are a powerful tool for change, and we are committed to using the arts to make a difference in the world.
Thank you for your interest in SKETCH.