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SOHO Mentoring Program Has Ten New Graduates!

Next week is the graduation for the girls in this year’s SOHO program, a mentorship program by The Art League and the Alexandria Court Service Unit that engages at-risk, low-income, fifth-grade girls in a year of personal growth centered on art.

Since September, ten girls and their mentors have been meeting weekly for lessons about life skills and art. In January, the girls had their own photography exhibit in The Art League Gallery. The program recently concluded with the renovation of each girl’s bedroom using the artwork they made this year! (You can learn more about the SOHO program here.)

The SOHO class learning about color theory

The reception to celebrate the newest graduating class will be Thursday, June 7, at 5:30 pm in the gallery (in the Torpedo Factory Art Center at 105 N. Union St in Old Town Alexandria). In addition to hors d’oeuvres and an art exhibit, there will be a before-and-after video of the bedroom renovations that capped the mentoring experience.

The bedroom makeovers always include lighting, study space, and the girls’ artwork that they make in class.

Ciara's bedroom, before and after
Alisson's bedroom before …
… and after the renovation.

Congratulations to the graduates! Check back later to see the final reveal video.

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