WOONSOCKET – As part of a new joint program, youth from Beacon Founders Academy are being paired with older teen artists at Riverzedge Arts to give them a head start in art and design careers.

The youth will work collaboratively under the direction of professional artist-instructors to learn industry-standard skills and technology in one of Riverzedge Arts’ specialty fields, states a news release. The Mentoring in the Arts Program allows high-school aged teens to develop leadership and mentorship experience in their specialty fields while giving middle school teens a chance to get ahead in fields like graphic design, photography, screen printing, painting, woodworking, and more.

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