About the Book
Each Year JAMS Apprentice-Artists are matched with local businesses and agencies to create custom art benches. Clients are chosen for their willingness to publicly display their benches and to consult with their apprentice-artist in the design process. If you are interested in becoming a bench client, please contact Van Go.
Van Go Mobile Arts, Inc. is an arts-based social service agency that provides year-round after-school and summer job-training programs to high-needs and under-served youth, ages 14-21. Using art as the vehicle, Van Go is devoted to delivering constructive activities to children at risk for drug and alcohol use, teen pregnancy, truancy or delinquency. Founded in 1997 as an innovative way to help fill existing gaps in social services, Van Go has been a lifeline for hundreds of kids and teens in crisis. Our Mission: To improve the lives of high-needs youth using art as the vehicle for self-expression, self-confidence, and hope for the future.