Be Creative Art-Based Diversion Program

What we do

Be Creative is an art-focused, mentor-based diversion program designed to help community improvement. The primary goal is to provide at-risk individuals with support and alternatives to detract them from destructive behavior. 


  While traditional programs are more reactive, Be Creative focuses on both offenders and high-risk individuals before offenses are committed. The program has a strong emphasis inclusive to gang activity,graffiti vandalism, substance abuse, and mental health related issues.


 The program identifies and proactively treats the core issues in the early stage with a mission to direct its participants towards more constructive and creative choices. 

Key Offerings



Details of our services

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 With over 50 different contributors, that have experienced and specialize in almost every walk of life, our mentoring program simply understands. We have people that listen and can provide insight on real life experiences. They can not only share stories of overcoming challenges but provide a plan and road map on how to get there.  

Be Creative Official Launch 2019

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While the STP Foundation has been together, providing these services for years,  September 2019 is when our new flagship diversion program will officially launch. We are excited to share a combination of all of our previous successful experiences, rolled up into one all inclusive program.. With the support of the City of Los Angeles, the program officially launches out of its District 11 with the approval of councilman Mike Bonin and support of the greater community at large, we understand the importance of taking a more constructive approach and understanding on how to deal with these challenges, without just putting people in jails as the only solution. 

What community leaders are saying

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 Each year, the City of Los Angeles spends over 7 million dollars abating graffiti vandalism; and this doesn't even include the much larger cost to private citizens and businesses who spend their own funds to remove blight.  But no dollar amount can begin to confront the cost of losing countless lives of young people for whom vandalism is a gateway to much more serious and long term criminal behavior.  We must interdict the escalation of criminality in these young "gateway" offenders before it becomes embedded and the most successful and positive way to do so is by implementing  programs such as STP's Pre-Diversion education class. Growing up in Los Angeles... George Francisco VP Venice Neighborhood Council President Chamber of Commerce

Length of our program

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 Be Creative offers both an eight and twelve week, hour and a half session, that meets once a week. It's a mentor driven, art-based, diversion program. For more in depth details, please read our key offerings 

STP Foundation Honored at City Hall Los Angeles

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The STP Foundation, creator of Be Creative was honored at city hall in downtown Los Angeles for ten years of service to the community. By maintaining the Venice Art Wall program, it provides and gives the public a place to express themselves artistically, and explore a variety of community based programs.

Display their FAQs

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Question: How much does this program cost?

Answer: It is currently free to the public. All you need to do is apply and qualify.


Question: How long is the program?

Answer: There are 8 and 12  hour and a half sessions that are done once a week

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Be Creative

7166 West Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90045, United States

(424) 264-6564

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