P.O.E.T.I. C’s utilizes a different form of Art Therapy that provides an opportunity for teens to explore hip-hop as an art form and cultivate their creativity and critical thinking skills. Teens focus on being Bold, Artistic, Revolutionary, and Successful (BARS). When teens have an outlet to express themselves, we have seen an increase in their participation at school. When teens are more engaged in their education; they are more likely to experience academic success.