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Tre-Saun Hobson is our Featured Young Artist of the Month!

We are so pleased to introduce Tre-Saun Hobson! 

Meet Tre-Saun Hobson! 

She was recently in the news with her entry into the John Hancock MLK Summer Scholars video contest. Thanks to your votes and her great work, Tre-Saun won first place, earning a $2,500 grant for Artists For Humanity!! We are so impressed with her passion and keen ability to create produce, film, and edit awesome videos, that we couldn't help but brag about her this month too. 

Tre films former Featured Young Artist, Wilton Tejeda!

Tre and her team of teen videographers pose with AFH Mentor, Gregory Maxim Burdett, after winning the prestigious $2500 scholarship for her MLK Summer Scholars Video Contest entry. 

Luckily for us, this Charlestown High Senior will be an AFH videographer for one more year, and we have plans to keep her very busy in the studio!! Check out more of Tre-Saun's work, and stay tuned for more about this awesome young woman by checking out our Facebook and staying up to date with all-things-AFH! 

Since 1991, Artists For Humanity has empowered and employed Boston teens in an intensive program of arts, creativity and enterprise. AFH partners youth with professional artists/designers to design, create and sell art products. With fully equipped, staffed studios in Painting/Murals, Sculpture/Industrial Design, Screen-Printing, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, Photography, Web Design and Video, youth and mentors collaborate on creative projects, many specifically commissioned by clients. In the process, young artists develop entrepreneurial skills, and introduce audiences to their voice, vision and virtuosity. Artists For Humanity apprentices have produced fine art and creative products for Boston's largest firms and organizations.

In 2004, Artists For Humanity established its headquarters, the Artists For Humanity EpiCenter, in the Fort Point Arts District of Boston.  Built to meet the highest levels of sustainability set by the US Green Building Council, this LEED Platinum building informs our youth about issues of environmental stewardship, and serves as an inspiration and backdrop for their creativity. Named one of the Top Ten Green Buildings in the country, and one of the 5 Most Beautiful Buildings in Boston, The Artists For Humanity EpiCenter provides a fitting venue for perhaps the largest permanent collection of youth-created fine art and design in the nation.

Today, the Artists For Humanity model is being disseminated internationally to organizations that utilize our framework of responsibility, respect, and positive relationships to empower young people in their communities.