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Jason Cruz, a Master’s-level expressive arts therapist with a focus in the visual arts, is Clinical Supervisor at Raw Art Works/RAW, in Lynn, MA. A group leader at RAW since 1996, he co-leads the RAW Chiefs teen mentoring program and launched Good 2 Go, a public art initiative in which boys work with adults in the community to beautify spaces. He has worked with youth who are receiving court-mandated therapy, are gang-involved, have learning differences and addictions.
In addition to his work at RAW, Jason serves as Youth Minister at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, where he started The Spot, a drop-in center offering academic, emotional, spiritual and social support to youth in Grades 8-12. With his wife, he also runs Cruz Art Designs, a small artisan wearables business with the tagline: “Makin’ life a little more wearable.”
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