The Arts Connect Programs through Hilltop Artists in Residence, Tacoma, Washington, serves court-involved girls aged 12-18 and is supported by SKB.
Professional teaching artists for Hilltop’s glass arts programs work with the girls allowing them to see and learn from their teachers and explore their creativity.
Arts Connect I & 2 serves 30 girls per quarter, each session being 10 weeks in length with many girls returning for more than one session. The girls in Arts Connect live predominately in poverty under unstable/stressful home environments and may be on probation, diversion, or in foster care.
Hilltop Artists partners with the Tacoma Public Schools which provides facility space and utilities, as well as infrastructure support for all of Hilltop Artists programs and with the Pierce County Juvenile Court.