Request for Qualifications for 2022 / 2023 ARTS Engage! Consortium

The purpose of this RFQ is to solicit proposals from professional organizations with a proven history of developing and maintaining the goals of ARTS Engage!, which is to develop pro-social skills in youth by providing high quality art education and experiences, mentorship and positive peer experiences. The specific objectives of ARTS Engage! are to help youth develop resiliency, self-esteem and positive social and artistic skills. Immediate outcomes include improvement in communication skills, conflict management, artistic and creative skills and community engagement. Intermediate/Long Term objectives include: improved attitude toward school, improved relationships with adults and peers, increased interest in healthy activities, reduced truancy and increased family attachment. The programs are public art programs, open to everyone, but funded organizations work directly with the Office of Family and Youth Services (OYFS) and other agencies to place at-risk youth in these programs.

Brian Jeffers
Lackawanna County Chief of Staff

Date Posted: 3/18/2022