We are an after school arts program which encompasses all of the arts. Our classes are separated by age groups. We have ages 5-9 school age children, 10-12 pre-teens and then 13-17 are our teenage group. Each week on Friday afternoon, the children gather at our facility and engage in a social, academic, creative and culinary experience.
Pictured here are the mountain of tires we collected and painted white in order to add colorful designs later.
We work to make our city beautiful. Taking the scraps we find on the streets from, wood, tires, metal, any and everything.
Voice, Music, and piano Production
Pictured here is Good News Tyler (Jordan Tyler) a rap artist who came out to our club.
Christmas play "No Vacancies at the Manger INN" in 2015.
- The chance to tell their story to an audience of their peers and receive feedback
- Ability to look at problems from a different perspective
- Opportunity to be someone else and get outside of their own lives for a little while
- They get a chance to act-out in a positive encouraging way as a learning tool
Pictured here is a ceramic mask project.
- Gain confidence and a positive self-esteem
- Learn problem solving skills
- Make discoveries about themselves, their friends, and the world around them
- Learn cooperation by working together as a group
- Learn to respect each others unique style
- Learn spontaneity, leadership, and self-control
- Develop creativity
- Gain physical strength, flexibility, and stamina
- Develop good posture, balance, and coordination through dance exercises and yoga positions.
Fine art learning is a way to teach artistic skills in conjunction with some academic material. Fine art will teach and help improve learning through drawing and painting, how to transfer learning in and through the arts to other disciplines and creating an understanding of human behavior, thinking, potential, and learning especially through the close observation of works of art and various forms of involvement in arts experiences. They will learn color mixing and design techniques.
Can You Hear Me..? Mentoring Classes
Pictured here is our school age children with their mentor instructor.
No information is shared or discussed outside of this class by staff or club members.
Round table discussions about life and how to deal with coming of age social issues, trust and friendships. The idea behind this class is to allow open discussions between peers, ask questions and share answers with a mentor on how they deal with situations. The goal is to help children talk about their problems openly and seek solutions amongst themselves to build friendships, trust and become articulate adults.
We have an amazing volunteer staff of mentors, pastors, and ministers. We offer group and one-on-one mentoring to the children and their families. We also have resources for the families in regards to housing assistance, drug and alcohol treatment centers, shelters, food banks, family resource center, job training, free clinics, etc.