Youth are homeless for three reasons: home doesn't exist, home isn't safe, home isn't supportive. It only takes one courageous person to make a difference in these lives.
The Outside In Project - spearheaded by the Boston-based Center for Social Innovation - uses art as a vehicle for discussing social responsibility and collective change. We are dedicated to helping communities dig deeply into conversations around how they will end the experience of homeless.
The Outside In Project draws inspiration from the work of the Inside Out Project - a global participatory art project conceived by the artist JR, emerging from his 2011 TED Prize Award.
Images by Anthony Pira for Youth On Fire, a drop in center for homeless youth in Harvard Square and a prevention program of the AIDS Action Committee.
Become a Group Leader by organizing an Inside Out Action in your community. Gather 50 or more participants that stand behind a message you are passionate about and paste your portraits in your community.