Summer programs receive funding to reach at-risk youth

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Jackie Holloway knows firsthand how much of an impact art can have on someone’s life.

“I was addicted to drugs for 12 years and art saved my life,” she said. “Art gave me an outlet to express myself and to go through the different changes and things that I went through in rehab.”

Now, she’s hoping to show other people how art can impact them.

“If you can come and do some art and spend some time putting your thoughts down pen and paper or paint, then you’ll have an opportunity to change the way you think and change your life,” she said. “That’s why we offer our services to the community — so that we can change the community.”

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