chalk art pic

Maureen Lorman, an education specialist with the juvenile detention center, looks at some of the chalk art made by young people in the juvenile justice system.

GOSHEN — Young people involved in the juvenile justice system in Elkhart County picked up their chalk this month and answered the question, “What would a peaceful world look like to you?”

Nearly 30 young people participated in the art event June 18, which was sponsored by the Elkhart County Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative and The Source, a system of care that brings together community partners for children’s mental health. The aim of the activity was to engage youth in a meaningful way, give voice to their ideas and build relationships between youth and community leaders, according to Rebecca Shetler Fast, director of The Source.

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