JAYU is committed to providing empowerment projects that provide arts-based mentorship and education to communities that lack access.
JAYU’s iAM Gallery explores the vital relationship between arts mentorship and the creation of afe spac essential to sharing our personal stories.
This year, JAYU collaborated with 19 Toronto-based artists to provide mobile photography workshops to 25 youth from Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. As artistic skills began to develop, so did our trust in one another. By creating safe spaces, we were able to explore the concept of home and how we define it.