An Innovative Artistic Program for Budding Artists

For the last seven years, Operation Aware has offered Operation A.R.T. (Awareness. Reached. Together.) The program is based on compelling research that extracurricular involvement and mentoring helps to develop better life skills, improved communication skills, less psycho-social problems, fewer risky behaviors like drug use, increased academic achievement, and less delinquency and violence (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism).

Operation A.R.T. pairs students with local artists to create one-of-a-kind, original art pieces. These pieces, created collaboratively by students and their mentoring artists, are auctioned off at our Gala to raise funds for local prevention education. For more information, please contact Jeni Dolan ( or visit our Events Page.