EACH STREET-LEVEL PROGRAM TYPE is designed to address various needs. Onsite, we offer staff-structured, youth-driven, multi-media programs, workshops and clubs that combine a balance of formal and informal learning. We also travel across the city to provide in-school arts ed partnerships, electives, and after-school activities. Our electives and in-school partnerships are more formal, contractual engagements, with in-school partnerships tailored to enhance school teachers’ curriculum, whatever subjects they may teach. We also provide professional development for educators and youth both on and off-site. All of our programs are hands-on and project-based.
If you prefer lists, our program types look like this:
- Arts Ed Partnerships: In-school and After-school Electives and Integration which are geared toward meeting concrete curriculum standards.
- Studio Programs: Multi-Media Workshops, Clubs, Activities, and Field Trips which can be scheduled or drop-in (field trips must be scheduled in advance).
- Professional Development: for Educators, Adults and Youth. This includes curriculum building residencies, our flagship Summer Arts Apprenticeship Program, Mild Sauce, and the newly founded Youth Leadership Board.
A happy result of our system is that youth often refer to our community as “family” and our studio as “home".
OUR SYSTEM promotes growth by providing youth 3 basic needs: access, mentorship, and purpose.
a safe and creative space
cutting edge technology
art + technology
creativity + critical thinking
manners + relationships
professionalism + scholarship
giving back to the community