13 Youth Shine


SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM GRADUATES 13 LOCAL TEENS Poughkeepsie, NY: On August 11th, Mill Street Loft’s Project ABLE (Arts, Basic education, Life skills, and Entrepreneurship) program welcomed community members to celebrate the many achievements of this year’s graduating class. Shailee Johnson, a former Project ABLE Youth Employee and this year’s key note speaker, shared her …

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3 Youth Honored


On Sunday, May 22nd, Mill Street Loft collaborated with the First Congregational Church of Poughkeepsie to honor three students from the Art Institute of Mill Street Loft’s Poughkeepsie Youth Challenge. Chris Cortez, Imani Jones, and Elvis Ricketts of Poughkeepsie High School were honored for successfully completing four years in the …

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Students top $3 Million


Graduating Seniors studying at the Art Institute of Mill Street Loft have made some amazing strides this year in their pursuit of college and careers in the arts. Heralding from numerous schools throughout the Hudson Valley, the group of 13 seniors has been offered more than $3 million in merit-based …

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Teacher and Student Present Together


Mill Street Loft has a long history of teaching young artists and students in our community to be active, responsible, and creative professionals through our youth outreach, mentoring, and visual arts programs. Our goal is to help raise up the next generation of artists, teachers, and community members that will …

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