Through arts education and community partnerships, The Imagine Bus Project engages and inspires incarcerated youth, and youth impacted by the juvenile justice system. We enable self-expression and positive personal development so that young people can successfully re-enter their communities and find a path to a fulfilling future.

The Imagine Bus Project delivers cross-cultural learning experiences that focus on relationship building and art as a tool for problem solving. We focus on exposing youth to creative opportunities and artists with the belief that art has the power to save lives and put adjudicated youth on a path towards a future in which they are healthy and productive members of their communities through the following programs:

Youth Studio is a residential program that mentors incarcerated youth to uncover positive outlets for communication, expression, and rehabilitation through the arts.

Creative Futures is an arts training and mentorship program through which young people returning to their community after juvenile detention, learn 21st century design, problem solving and job readiness skills.

After School Studio brings hands on arts experiences and arts instruction aligned with California’s Visual and Performing Arts Standards to youth in the San Francisco Unified School District’s after school programs.