Janus’ Hope Partnership program filled December with workshops, celebrations, contests, and other activities for youth at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility. Juanita hosted a beading workshop where youth could create their own jewelry pieces. The Rockaway Art Group offered painting supplies to youth to create some artwork. Hope also continued its cooking classes last month – a very popular activity amongst the units. Youth also were able to participate in a Winter Celebration, a movie night, and an Elf on the Shelf contest. Youth that have left MacLaren received special holiday cards written by current MacLaren youth with words of encouragement. The 10-week Unlock the Arts with Johnny program concluded last month. This program taught youth creative writing skills and helped them learn to express their emotions through writing. Thank you so much to Hope Partnership for their hard work to provide MacLaren youth with these opportunities to learn skills, relax, and have some fun.