The Board of Advisors is comprised of leaders from Boston’s business, philanthropic, academic, and cultural communities. Advisors serve as emissaries to the community and share their expertise. Being an AFH Advisor is a creative learning experience.
AFH works closely with Advisors to create personalized ways to advance our mission. Advisors support AFH by:
Learning about and understanding AFH
Sharing your passion for AFH with your network
Attending and bringing guests to AFH gatherings and events
Referring clients to AFH for commissions of fine art and design services
Making a financial contribution
Connecting AFH with other philanthropic individuals, corporations, and foundations
Advisors are prominently listed on our letterhead and website, commit to a $2,500 annual contribution, which contributes to teen wages.
One-on-one academic tutoring is one way to get involved at AFH as a volunteer. As an after-work supplemental program, tutoring provides critical support to AFH teen employees to ensure a stronger pathway toward academic success and beyond. Our tutoring program is one of AFH’s teen employment benefits and runs during the school year, typically on Monday and Friday afternoons, and after work hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Volunteering as an AFH tutor means doing something that matters by helping teens to reach their academic goals and advance toward a successful high school graduation. The best way to start the conversation is visit our studios, meet our young people, and talk with us about becoming involved.
Though AFH artist/designer mentors are highly experienced in their technical area and in the art of mentoring, at times it can be essential for the team to gain an outsider’s viewpoint or skillset, such as a structural engineer or a UX designer. As AFH commissioned jobs span a variety of industries, specialists add value to the conversation, provide vital feedback, and offer complementary technical skills. In this process, professionals often share their story and provide insight into the work they do, inspiring teens' in the process of building their own futures. If you are interested, we would love to hear from you.
The power of AFH's mission is fulfilled through the creative services we offer both individuals and the business community. Working collaboratively with professional artists and design mentors, AFH teens bring fresh eyes to the design process, creating competitive and compelling products while meeting our clients' needs. By hiring AFH, our clients contribute to economic vitality and thriving local communities—creating new networks and advancing efforts to build a more just and equitable world in the process.
AFH is able to impact the lives of hundreds of teens every year. Each gift makes a difference in AFH’s ability to empower and employ teens from under-resourced Boston communities while providing a safe space for them to learn, create and grow. Give a gift to Artists For Humanity by clicking on the donate button below.