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Creative Solutions Program Helps Juvenile Offenders Create New Futures

Friday 26th of July 2019 | North America, United States
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
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On Thursday afternoon, young performers in the Big Thought Creative Solutions program stepped on stage at the Margo Jones Theatre at SMU for their Summer Showcase performance. The actors have been in the spotlight before, but never applauded for it.

"I was 13 when I committed my first offense as a juvenile," said 18-year-old Zy'Corey White, a performance art student. "I think I am Creative Solutions. I am the creative solution to every bad situation that I've made."

All of the artists and performers in Creative Solutions come from the Dallas County Juvenile Department. They are referred by probation officers to the seven-week intensive program at SMU's Algur H. Meadows School for the Arts. Each is paid a stipend for participating in the program to get a sense of what it's like to be a working artist.

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