The goal is to give youth the knowledge and tools to prevent all forms of sexual exploitation from happening to themselves or their friends. Over the course of the program, youth participants create their own piece of social justice artwork (“art with a message”) to help raise awareness of the issue of child and youth sexual exploitation.
Students display their artwork at the annual Youth Art Gallery to family members, teachers, and community members.
This is a free, family-friendly, community event which includes: an art exhibit, food, activities and craft tables.
This year, students from four schools in the Tri-Cities and Vancouver were involved in this project this year and displayed their artwork on June 16th at our youth hub in Port Coquitlam.
If you couldn’t make it, check out the artwork on our the virtual gallery. We hope to see you next year!
Children of the Street is dedicated to preventing the sexual exploitation and human trafficking of children and youth in British Columbia. We achieve this goal through education strategies, public awareness initiatives, and family support. Children of the Street is a program of PLEA Community Services Society of BC.
We acknowledge that we work, live and play on the unseeded territories of the Kwiketlem, Tseil-Waututh, Sto:lo and Qayqayt peoples.