Our programs are designed to help participants gain the critical life skills, knowledge and strategies necessary to become innovative, successful adults in the 21st Century. Our curriculum gives students the ability to succeed now and later in life – on the job, in their personal relationships and in the community.
We design our programs from the leading best practices in arts education, Creative Youth Development, and Social and Emotional Learning. Our staff and top education professionals from across the country train our team of 80+ Teaching Artists year-round on topics such as arts-based instructional strategies, youth development, social and emotional development, classroom culture and social justice education.
- Equip youth with 21st Century Skills including creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking
- Support whole-child youth development through Social and Emotional practices, providing a safe learning environment where students make personal discoveries and develop a sense of belonging and connection
- Invite participants to learn about community issues, social justice, and allyship
- Inspire youth to think creatively, use their imaginations and believe in themselves
We evaluate all of our programs rigorously through a platform of pre and post surveys, including validated instruments that assess our impact on positive youth development outcomes (Mindsets, Essential Skills, and Habits), and success in delivering high-quality programs that are rooted in best practices for youth development (Youth Program Quality Assessment).