Where Art Inspires Change
Improving and sustaining arts education for those who need us most.
The Arts Academy was founded in 2013 in order to provide our Club youth with expert instruction options in fine arts, music, dance, recording arts, film production, photography, 3D modeling, video game design and graphic arts.
Arts Academy offers extended instruction, field trips, and hands-on experiences that go beyond the standard arts programming.
ART MAKES A REAL IMPACT
The Arts Academy program offers expert instruction in music, fine arts, dace, 3D modeling, video game design, animation, film production, and audio recording. The program provides daily arts education and fills the gap left by continuing cuts of art classes and related activities at local public schools. Our Arts Academy operates Monday through Friday with valuable opportunities free of charge
to at-risk youth.
Meet the Art Academy Members
Joselyn, Grade 12
Joselyn has been a member of Arts Academy since she was in elementary school. Her favorite part of Arts Academy is making art and music with her friends at the Club!
Jorge, Grade 7
Jorge has been in Arts Academy since he was in the 4th grade. Arts Academy is his favorite program because he gets to "make something amazing out of nothing. We get to take a blank canvas and make art!"
Kaitlyn, Grade 4
Kaitlyn has been an active member of Arts Academy for 2 years. Her favorite thing about Arts Academy is learning the different techniques and ways to create different types of art.
"I wouldn't be a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater, if it wasn't for the Boys & Girls Club. I am forever grateful."
MISTY COPELAND/ PRINCIPAL DANCER,
AMERICAN BALLET THEATER
"My child has been able to grow in the Arts Academy program. It's given her more confidence and has really improved her abilities as an artists and helped her grown as a person."
VIOLET, BGCLAH PARENT
HOW YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT OUR ARTISTS
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Your financial investment helps over 1,600 youth per day receive much needed