Thesis

Curbing Latino youth graffiti involvement with anime fanart

The purpose of this graduate project is to create a program to work with at-risk, male Latinos, 12-17 years old, with low socioeconomic status, who have been arrested for tagging, living within the Los Angeles City limits in California. The program aims to give these young men the opportunity to practice their art while creating decals for personal electronic devices that they will then sell at artist alleys of local anime conventions. Moneys made from the sales will be redistributed to the program participants based on their participation in order to give them a chance to see that they can have a viable career option with the art they already create, as well as learning that they can make a living doing something they like to do.

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