Alternative Intervention Models began in 1989 with a group of seven artists under the direction of Leila Steinberg as simply a collective of individuals determined to utilize their art to create positive social change. Tupac Shakur was one of those founding members, an iconic example of the at-risk youth Leila has always sought to mentor, and he remains an inspirational force. The core values and fundamental commitments members share were to art, social justice, and human development.
AIM was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1996. Alternative Intervention Models reflects twenty years of creating and implementing a sustainable model of community-based programs designed to positively intervene in the lives of at-risk youth. The curriculum is specifically targeted to assist those who value access to 25 years of experience using the arts to affect lives collected and presented in a way that can be tailored to each unique community of artists and at-risk youth.
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