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SOJO Health and Wellness 

Want to learn more about SOJO Arts programs or want to sign up for one? Contact us today! 


Outreach for the Arts and Education 

Out of Box Field Trips 

SOJO strives to improve the health and wellness of youth by offering two classes

• HIV/AIDS Awareness Education: provides education on HIV, how it is contracted, how it can be prevented, how and where to get tested, and more

• ​Hip Hop 2 Wellness: addresses childhood obesity by involving the family in making healthy changes in diet and encouraging physical activities in a fun and adaptable manner for youth of all ages 

SOJO connects youth with the outdoors, art in the community, and agency-sponsored youth conferences and events. Some of the activities include:

• Community plays

• ​Local festivals and special events 

• Martin Luther King Jr. train ride

• ​Meet-and-greets with positive international celebrities

Youth Development Through the Arts

The museum has several programs that focus on youth development and leadership, including: 

• Save Our Boys: a mentoring program for boys ages 7-18 focusing on life skills and positive guidance 

• Girls Knit 2 Prevent: a substance abuse prevention program for girls ages 12-17 using art as a tool 

• Still I Rise Youth Development: encourages teens to consider the arts as a career path and offers job information, aid, mentoring, internships, and more. 

• In Pursuit of Truth: a violence prevention program the provides stress awareness workshops for youth utilizing art therapy 

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Museum tours, classroom talks, and workshops are linked with the California Department of Education's K-12 Curriculum and Standards in Social Studies, English and Language Arts,  Art History, World Languages, and other subjects. Students will participate in:

• Historical reenactments

• ​Interpretative tours of exhibitions

• Workshops

• ​Community events and festivals