Transforming lives through creativity

We help engage, connect and empower the most vulnerable and underserved youth to heal through creative exploration.

Our Mission

Million Little is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that empowers and supports the healing process of children and their families who have experienced trauma through the power of creativity.

Incarcerated teens, foster youth, those in poverty and those suffering from violence/adversity are all part of the population that Million Little serves.

Our Vision

Imagine a community where every child has access to someone who truly believes in their potential regardless of their circumstances.

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What We Do

We provide strengths-based therapeutic arts programs, youth resources and educational workshops for children, youth and adults in LA County and beyond.

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How to Help

Explore volunteer and internship opportunities and/or support us through donations. There are a million little ways we can transform the lives.

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Youth Resources

We recognize that youth can benefit from additional support in many areas. If you need help with any of the categories below, this multimedia directory can point you towards useful resources. And our “Million Little Voices” online creative platform can give you a place to express yourself or hear the stories of your peers.

Million Little Voices

Million Little Voices
Million Little Voices is an online multimedia platform featuring your submissions and organized by your peers. Share your story, your struggles, and your triumphs, and find solace in the experiences of others. We’d love to broadcast your voice!

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
Interested in visual art, theater, music, or writing? The organizations on this page provide free and low-cost programs to help you express yourself creatively and develop your art skills.

Community Centers
& Support

Community Centers & Support
Not sure what resources are in your local area? Check here for events, organizations, and interviews with people in your community doing important work. This page lists comprehensive community organizations throughout Los Angeles.

Relationships

Relationships
This page is dedicated to helping you navigate all the different types of relationships in your life, including dating and abusive relationships. You can also access information about your reproductive health, the LGBT community, and friendships.

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness
This page is dedicated to helping you manage your physical and mental health. We have resources for sexual assault, low-cost health clinics, addiction help, support groups, and reproductive health information, as well as tips on mindfulness, self-care, sleep, diet, and exercise.

Careers & Education

Careers & Education
What career interests you the most? Here you can explore your options and learn the basics about applying to jobs. We also showcase organizations that provide career guidance and training in Los Angeles, and online resources that can be accessed from anywhere.

Stories from the Field

Addiction Cycle

I’m tired of living by the needle. Art is my new thing. Well [...] sober art is my new thing.
—J*, 22

Our new transitional support/community based program offers youth 16-24 the opportunity to explore their interests, unlock their creativity, and look inward to find their strength. We work hard to make them feel safe enough to share their authentic voice with us each week.

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Untold Story

I don’t understand why (skin) color makes a difference.
—Student

In our school program we started one session asking everyone to share their strength, but most of our students struggled to find one. Sadly, many of our children are conditioned to limit themselves instead of acknowledging their potential. Because of the environments they are exposed to they are often ostracized and unheard. Their differences have not been seen as positive assets, but instead reasons they are not good enough. One child said, “I don’t understand why [skin] color makes a difference.”

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The power of question

It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.
—Eugene Ionesco, playwright

Oftentimes youth in our programs do not feel comfortable advocating for their preferences. They may not be used to having a lot of options, or just scared to voice their opinion in a group setting. Across programs, when a question is put to the group for decision most youth will say either option is fine or that they are open-minded. Yet their input is an integral part of designing our program because we focus on their individualized interests.

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Our Programs

Children & Youth

We custom-design our programs based on the needs of participants. We use art that empowers, art that aids with social/emotional expressions, art that heals and allows our youth to see their lives in a positive light.

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Professional Development

We provide workshops and trainings that build strategies for adults to use when working with children who have experienced trauma. Our workshops and trainings also enhance their professional and personal growth.

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Community

We visit a various communities to create engaging resources and provide creative events for youth and families to cultivate a sense of connection and support within their natural environments.

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Research

Million Little conducts ongoing research projects. Our research not only informs our practice and methodologies, but the community at large.

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There are a million little ways we can transform the lives of at-risk children and families.

Million Little invites you to join us in any way you can.