Roaddawgz youth will create a variety of Altered Barbies for sale at the AlteredBarbie Exhibition 2011. 100% of sales of dolls go directly back to the youth! Know that your purchase supports an essential service in our community. It is a way of telling the youth they count and there is healthy support out there. Thank you Machiko for all you do!
The Roaddawgz mission is to empower homeless youth, build community, develop job and life skills through literary and artistic activities while providing vital services, information and referrals.
The Roaddawgz drop-in center is a highly unique, activity-driven, safe and supportive sanctuary for homeless youth who are writers, artists and musicians. We employ a peer-driven, harm reduction, self-help model and provide participants cash payments for their creative works and participation in our mentoring program, workshops, events and internships. The people we serve are between the ages 15 to 24. Our participants encompass all minorities including racial, sexual and gender.
The Roaddawgz Purpose-We are dedicated to help end homelessness, reducing homeless youth incarceration, hospitalization and preventable deaths by providing mental health support and creative and educational alternatives to criminal, dangerous and life threatening behavior.