Working with youth in East Central Illinois since 1998 to promote healthy lifestyles through the arts.
Body Electric uses information collected via student surveys to identify areas of health risk behaviors among themselves. Students then select an area of concern and develop creative art projects to convey a healthy lifestyle message to their peers.
The students spend time researching healthy lifestyle topics, and are provided information, skills, materials and assistance to creatively express their health concerns using a wide variety of art media. An art tour is hosted so other teens can view the work.
Body Electric partners with an Advisory Council with members representing parents, community service agencies, educational institutes, faith-based organizations and businesses in Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie and Shelby counties.