UMaine students are supporting local teens, making pins with a purpose.
The advanced art education students joined residents of Bangor’s Shaw House Tuesday.
The center looks to engage young people who are homeless, or at-risk of becoming homeless.
100% of the proceeds will be used to pay for musical instruments.
“It definitely expresses my feelings. You can see, depending on what I do, like, how I am feeling,” said Amanda Smith, a 19-year-old resident.
John St. Germain, another 19-year-old resident, said, “It makes my mind lost from everything else and get into the art world I guess. It takes me away from all my problems.”
Many Shaw House residents receive music lessons from staff and volunteers.
Each pin costs $5.