THE IMAGINE BUS PROJECT (TIBP) is a nonprofit arts education organization serving incarcerated teens across the Bay Area. TIBP seeks to shatter the cycle of incarceration through the transformative power of creative thinking, the rehabilitative effects of art-making, and the profound influence of positive role models.
Mecca Billings Nelson
The Imagine Bus Project educates, engages, and inspires incarcerated youth, and youth impacted by the juvenile justice system. We enable self-expression and self-sufficiency so that young people can successfully re-enter their communities and find a path to a fulfilling future.
The Imagine Bus Project delivers cross-cultural learning experiences that focus on relationship building and art as tools for problem solving. We focus on exposing youth to creative opportunities and artists with the belief that art has the power to save lives and put adjudicated youth on a path towards a future in which they are healthy and empowered to lead creative and productive lives.