Juxtaposition Arts is one of Black-led arts organizations in the Twin Cities. It is a non-profit youth art and design education center, gallery, retail shop, and artists’ studio space in North Minneapolis. Being teen-staffed, it helps develop community “by engaging and employing young urban artists in hands-on education initiatives that create pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power.” In an area where 36.3% of the residents are below poverty and 56.3% are Black or African American, access to after school programs is instrumental in improving academic performance, classroom behavior and school attendance, reducing drug use, encouraging physical activity and good dietary habits, and increasing parents’ working opportunities.