Visual arts are a tremendous means for self-expression. Many opportunities arise in our youth program through participation in mentoring and other After-School activities on a regular basis. One of the most durable and visible expressions of our youth’s creativity lies in the development of murals. Some are more short-term. For instance, many of our After-School program rooms at Casa Romero develop a new mural each year, based on the interests of the children and youth belonging to the room. Others last longer.