Our Mission: To improve the lives of high-needs youth using art as the vehicle for self-expression, self-confidence, and hope for the future.
Van Go is an art-based, social service agency that employs at-risk youth ages 14-24, to make public works of art that are sold in the community. Our holistic, year-round programming uses Art to deliver in-depth mental health support, job training, health nutrition education, and life skills lessons. Van Go’s nationally recognized programming gives troubled young people a job, real world skills, and the opportunity to create their own vision of success.
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Your financial support allows us to continue our work of serving Lawrence’s neediest teens.
A variety of great volunteer activities await! From working directly with our young people to planning fundraising events, we'll use your talents!
Show the community your company's heart for community by empowering young people to create their own vision for success.
Overheard at Van Go
"“It’s given me a lot of confidence, and it’s given me a lot of people I can depend on when it comes to problems in the home. I can come here… I can talk to someone.” "
"Without Van Go in my life, I’d probably be lost."
"Today is S. Taylor’s last day at Van Go. The experience has been incredible. There are no words."
"Van Go kept me out of trouble by keeping me here. Without Van Go in my life I’d be lost - either pregnant or a runaway."
"Van Go gave me control. Van Go gave me my life back."
"For all you’ve done for me, I can plainly see, that JAMS, I owe you my life."
"“How can I begin to thank you for all you’ve done for Jon? Without Van Go, his life would be empty."
"I can always tell, without knowing, who has been a part of the JAMS program. These children have a new sense of self-worth and are so very proud of themselves and their work!"
VAN GO, INC.
715 New Jersey St.
PO Box 153
Lawrence, KS 66044