Expressive Arts

Helping youth express themselves through art​

Expressive Arts

Helping youth express themselves through art​

Expressive Arts

Helping youth express themselves through art​

One of the most effective therapies we’ve seen to help our foster children is Expressive Arts. This therapy combines psychology and the creative process to promote emotional growth and healing.

Our Expressive Arts program focuses on visual media through the compelling Walk-A-Mile Exhibit. The artwork represents each artist’s personal experience, trauma, hopes, dreams, and goals. The creation of these pieces gives the artists a productive outlet and a means of self-expression for youth struggling to find their voice.

walk a mile student artwork

Experience Walk-A-Mile

Step into the life of a foster care child as you encounter their moving stories and witness their hope for the future in this unforgettable exhibit. Walk-A-Mile is not just an exhibition, it’s a transformative experience that will touch your heart and ignite a passion for making a difference.

Listen to one artist’s story to experience the 2023 Walk-A-Mile exhibit.

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Don’t miss out on this year’s unforgettable Walk-A-Mile exhibition currently on display at local churches partnering with us for our Walk-A-Mile church tour. 

Explore past Walk-A-Mile Exhibit Partners.
  • Great Bend First United Methodist Church
  • Dodge City First United Methodist Church
  • College Hill United Methodist Church
  • Salina First United Methodist Church
  • McPherson First United Methodist Church
  • Trinity Heights United Methodist Church: Newton, KS
  • Wichita First United Methodist Church
  • Worden Cornerstone Church in Baldwin City, KS
Discover Upcoming Walk-Mile-Events.
  • May 12-26: Dodge City Church of the Nazarene
  • June 9-23: Augusta United Methodist Church


Contact Mitch Drees at 785.643.3890 or email at mdrees@emberhope.org for more information.

Expressing Our Thanks to Expressive Arts Supporters

We greatly appreciate the commitment our Walk-A-Mile donors make every year. Without them, we would not be able to offer this life-changing program and exhibition.

CARF International Accreditation

CARF International accreditation demonstrates a program’s quality, transparency, and commitment to the satisfaction of the persons served. CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Toll free (888) 281-6531.

EmberHope Youthville is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Tax ID: 48-0543712

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