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How will you pay all those teens and for mentors and all the other costs of Mint?

We hustle a lot and sell a lot of art. We expect our budget to come from earned income, individual donations and foundations. We expect to win some grants. And we expect to sell a lot of art and greeting cards (based on teen art) and creative services. Live painting, caricatures and teen photographers for events, creating murals and mosaics, parties and celebrations also will bring in revenue.

As a nonprofit, we expect to use a mix of volunteers and paid staff for our activities and programs. (Right now we’re all volunteers.)  Plus we’re creative types and we will come up with new ideas and services.