About Unspoken Words now Called to Create
UNSPOKEN WORDS, a voice for homeless youth held its first art session on the South Side of Chicago, 2011. The vision of this program was to accomplish
raise awareness surrounding youth homelessness while eliminating misconceptions, and
provide a productive and creative outlet for youth in seasons of homelessness to express themselves.
Fast-forward seven years -- we recognize the power of this program but also the missed opportunities caused by instability. So we decided to create a tour-like art program and travel across into homeless youth drop-in centers, transitional homes and shelters to bring the power of conversation and art into spaces.
To date, a little over 900 pieces of work have been created by youth in seasons of homelessness. Our work has just begun.