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Theo Miller, Diversion Counselor, Union County Youth Creative Arts The Union County Youth Creative Arts program is a weekly group for at-risk teenagers. Art Center East provides a safe creative space as well as art supplies for the youth. We had ten participants working on this project, ages 15-18. Some participants are attending the classes to fulfill various requirements of probation and/or informal supervision. Many come by word-of-mouth. This work is vital, because what we anecdotally see in our caseloads, at the Union County Juvenile Department, is around ninety percent of at-risk youth have no participation in extracurricular activities.