Through Creative Action’s creative youth development curriculum in our After School program, students develop the skills necessary to become Creative Artists, Courageous Allies, Critical Thinkers, and Confident Leaders. Our program engages students in hands-on activities that deepen connections to lessons learned in the classroom while expanding their social and emotional development.
We believe all students deserve access to high quality arts enrichment. As a 501c3 nonprofit, Creative Action provides After School, Camps, and Classes on a sliding scale to families at all socioeconomic levels. In the next year, Creative Action will offer more than $100,000 in scholarships for students in the After School program.
Our sought after After School program is offered for free at Title 1 schools in Central Texas. Our sliding scale program is offered at 11 campuses in the Austin area.
If you are a parent wanting to register your child for one of these sliding scale campuses, please visit our Creative Action After School page.
Creative Action’s free after-school classes and residencies reach more than 3,000 students from 25 sites each week in Austin, Del Valle, Bastrop, Eanes, Manor, and Round Rock Independent School Districts. Thanks to funding from the 21st Century Community Learning Center Programs and other generous donors, most of our after-school programs are free to students at specific underserved campuses.
The objective of the After School program is to offer real solutions to schools plagued by low academic performance, poverty, and safety issues during the hours immediately following the school day, allowing at-risk preK-12th grade youth to engage in creative arts and scholastic enrichment, boosting self-esteem, academic performance, and leadership.
After participating in Creative Action After School, youth will:
- Increase literacy levels and knowledge of the arts.
- Build new skills and concepts to be put into practice to solve problems.
- Express themselves freely.
- Feel like they are part of a community.
Learn more by viewing the Creative Action Program Catalog