Natsukoarts Design Sutudio supports various Youth Outreach efforts working alongside Natsuya Uesugi. WIth Shoji’s contacts in social media and homeless teen support circles, the Outreach program was originally started in New York City where the mental health needs of homeless youth is staggering. In 2019, Natsukoarts developed a strategy to design and expanded teen support services, We are currently working with multiple New York, California and Arizona counseling centers, as well as online support forums to provide self-esteem training, tools and literature to provide a voice to overlooked, troubled, non-binary, gay and trans at risk and homeless teens.
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Natsukoarts Outreach supports four mentorship programs working with counseling centers in at risk urban areas. The programs utilizes Natsuya Uesugi’s works and Natsukoarts designed workbooks and self-help guides to accompany the books in support of these programs. Two of the programs are:
- Manga Project for Teen Self Esteem
- Radically Authentic Street Advocacy
- A Storm’s Coming Manga (Outreach Version)
- A Storm’ Coming Comic (One Shot)
- graphic noiz manga (volume 1 – 3)
- John the Harbinger – click here to purchase book
Teen Self-Esteem Manga Project
The Manga Project for LGBT Youth Self-Esteem provides copies of original manga assets partnered with the A Storm’s Coming anime series. The program provides these assets to counseling centers focused on at risk, transgender and LGBT youth who come to the centers struggling with self-esteem, self-worth, hope and trust issue. The manga provides opportunities for counselors and support personnel to use the stories of graphic noiz and A Storm’s Coming that focus on overcoming adversity, self-acceptance and growing life skills to help teens deal with difficult emotions.
Radically Authentic Street Advocacy
The Radically Authentic Street Advocacy supports homeless youth predominantly with mental health and struggling with LGBT issues, coming out and being their genuine self. Homeless youth have particularly acute and complex issues related to identity when it comes to mental health. The Radically Authentic Street Advocacy provides the opportunity to use Natsuya’s A Storm’s Coming manga, the study guide John the Harbinger, and the graphic noiz manga to showcase stories of hope, resilience, and overcoming adversity. The Street Advocacy program has recently expanded its outreach through visits to teen homeless shelters and provides free meals, group self-esteem talk therapy session, and free socks for youth in need at homeless shelters.