Since July 14, 1998 Songs with Meaning, Inc. (SwM), now doing business as Art for Growth, has used the Performing Arts, Workshops, and Literature to serve local youth, educators, caretakers, and parents.

Its mission is to utilize both forms of Art to mentor, teach, and inspire America's Youth.


1) To demonstrate, and instill Bibical values within the lives of our Youth through the application of various Community Developmental Assets and the Performing, and Literary arts.

2) To provide Youth participants with opportunities to teach peers, and community through original artistic expression, and productions.

3) To provide Youth program partner participants with vital life skills development designed to help enhance, and suppliment their academic accomplishments.


Our Goals