We are proud to work with Mark Making to cover the John McCloud artist fees for this endeavor. 10-20 East Chattanooga at risk teens will participate in daily 4 hour workshops consisting of one hour of art class, one hour of hard/soft/life skills and two hours of beautification of storefronts on Glass Street with abstract muralettes. The participants will also be paid studio assistants on various public mural projects. They will learn hard skills like washing paintbrushes, preparing a wall for a mural, working opening events, and art installation; all of this while generating an income for themselves. Skills taught in the classroom setting will include problem solving, reliability, making wise choices, and budgeting of money. Investing in these teens will change lives and our community for the better.