The Lives You Transform: Phoenix and Mingus Baaqee
13-year-old twins, Phoenix and Mingus Baaque have been taking classes at The Crucible since age eight. Every summer, they find more purpose and grounding in their art practice. Both describe classes at The Crucible as a respite from the most challenging parts of life.
For so many youth and families, industrial arts classes provide innumerable benefits. Youth find social/emotional support, community-building, stress relief, and new ways of thinking—benefits Phoenix and Mingus’ mom, Charmin, sees in their daily lives.
“Children need access to art-making spaces like The Crucible because art is interwoven into everything we do. It has taught my kids to be better musicians, better scientists, better stewards of the planet. It also translates in the ways they show up in school or at home. You see them taking initiative.”
Phoenix and Mingus are just two examples of how industrial art transforms lives. Your meaningful gift before December 31 will guarantee access to powerful arts education for thousands of youth, regardless of income.