Genaro Aguilar

Genaro Aguilar – LEGACY Youth Project, Transforming Napa Valley through Artistic Self-Expression

Date grant awarded: August 7, 2018

The LEGACY Youth Project (LYP) is a “transformative educational and community experience for at-promise youth of the Napa Valley” who’ve been traditionally marginalized and underserved. Through an academic class for 5th-12th grade students, LYP develops the hearts and minds of these scholar warriors while preparing their humanity for a life of opportunity, advocacy, success, and joy.

This year, LYP youth will work alongside artists and mentors to build a community responsive and sustainable silk-screening project. This project will support the youth in expressing themselves, reclaiming their identities, and ultimately transforming the community. #LYPheartwork