Partnership for After School Education

Biography

Clayton Evans, Director of Art and Training Programs at Interfaith Neighbors, Inc., has touched the lives of countless youth and youth practitioners. As an artist, a poet, an author and a youth practitioner, he inspires youth by example and introduces them to a world of self-expression. As an experienced and skilled youth practitioner, he assists hundreds of youth practitioners from agencies throughout the city to identify and develop their own practices with children, teens, and families and is a trainer/mentor for PASE’s Afterschool Literature project.  Clayton uses The Path curriculum, which he co-wrote eight years ago, as a tool to enable youth to write the stories of their lives.  He founded Urban Voices, a group that helped young men to express themselves beyond the world of sports, and he continues to advocate for the development of diverse programming for boys.  Recently, he organized a writing competition, The Festival of Urban Voices, and published the 80 creative writing samples submitted by youngsters in Festival Magazine. Clayton plays a vital role in the field of afterschool programming and is unwavering in his guidance and commitment to a safe world for young people