Artful Expression


Artful Expression is a 15-week art focused program designed to empower students in grades 6- 9 who are living with mental health problems or mental illness and help them develop coping skills through the arts.


The program provides peer support to develope self-esteem, connections and hope and help for living well. Participants will have the copportunity to perform or exhibit their work, further promoting self-confidence and self-satisfacutsion.


Participants may return to the program as a peer volunteers. Please note that this is an art expression program and not art therapy. The program is free of chage.



Appleton YMCA, 218 E. Lawrence St., Appleton, WI, and

Neenah-Menasha YMCA, 110 W. North St., Neenah, WI.


How to register:

Please fill out the registration form and send to Kourtney Kositzke at the Appleton YMCA or Darlene Pawelkiewicz at the Neenah-Menasha YMCA.


For more information, contact:


Kourtney Kositzke

Arts & Humanities Coordinator

Appleton YMCA



Darlene Pawelkiewicz

Arts & Humanities Coordinator

Neenah-Menasha YMCA


Times: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Ann Jadin

Community Engagement Director

NAMI Fox Valley





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