Philosophy

The cathartic power of creativity.

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We believe that all youth have the potential to be society’s greatest change agents. They just need a platform relevant to their lives to do so. 

 Shooting Without Bullets is an arts education and youth advocacy program that is receptive to the needs of Cleveland Youth.

We recognize that art is a powerful tool to raise awareness about the social justice issues that affect them.

As adult allies, we strive for a community free from violence, racism, heterosexism, ableism, sexism, ethnocentrism, transphobia, marginalization, elitism and all other forms of oppression. Our role is to support youth as they define, develop, and build community on their own terms.

 We acknowledge that youth narratives are valuable and deserve to be expressed.

We challenge educators, community leaders, policy makers and the legal and law enforcement communities to listen.