Creativity lives in all of us. We believe that childhood should be a time of discovering the power of self-expression and planting the seeds of creativity to grow for a lifetime.
To provide customized art programming that connects young people from diverse experiences with artists. To inspire self-expression by offering a variety of creative outlets in a positive, supportive and fun environment.
Fun is the core value of SMS. SMS believes in creating a fun environment for the children and youth in our programs, as well as the artists and volunteers, in order to foster a comfortable space for self-expression.
We trust that our volunteers and artists are accountable and endorse the values SMS believes in, and that they will develop trust with our clients.
Our programs reflect our passion for creative arts and youth development. We leverage the creative abilities of artists and to develop customized programs that support skills development.
We recognize it takes courage for individuals to take the initiative and break away from the status quo. By providing a fun, positive experience through our programming, SMS aims to empower all individuals to be self-expressive for a lifetime.
We believe in the power of collaboration. Children and youth in our programs, as well as the artists and volunteers, learn from each other and enable each other to develop.
Children and youth in our programs, as well as the artists and volunteers, come from diverse family backgrounds and experiences and have different personality and communication styles. We respect and leverage these individual differences.