Whitney Stevens

In Progress artist since 2006. Award winning video storyteller and a tenacious advocate for children.


1. Considering all your experience with In Progress, what is one achievement that you personally are most proud of? Why is this achievement important to you? What does it represent?: Making my movies – that I learned how to make them. and that we could add pictures and change them up. Before I took the class I never that was possible. I learned more from In Progress than I did with anyone else

2. What did it take for us at In Progress to achieve this accomplishment? What strengths do we have that helped us succeed?: Artists actually helped us and pushed us to finish our work. Other teachers didn’t expect as much from us. I’ve been around In Progress forever. I know everyone here. It is like family. I am more comfortable here than anywhere else.

3. What do you think makes In Progress unique? What 2-3 things are at our very core that make us stand out from other arts programs or youth development programs?: The events we have like exhibits, family portraits – everything is free, not very strict, not a lot of rules. We have more freedom and more choices and more resources.

4. As you think about In Progress, what do you value most? What keeps you engaged here?:Kris, I trust her a lot. I can share my questions and get help when I need it. She helps guide my decisions. Staff is friendly and funny, and I don’t feel judged by them. Everyone here is pretty much just a big family of friends.

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