Who is “The Urban Arts Graduate”?
We spend a considerable amount of time in our office discussing “The Urban Arts Graduate” – who is that student? What has she achieved? What are his goals, his approach to education?
Urban Arts Partnership’s Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academy will answer this question, in 100 different ways. The Academy’s mission is to promote the intellectual, social and artistic development of underserved public school students by delivering cutting edge arts programs designed to develop student voice, strengthen academic performance and position graduates as agents of change in their communities.
“Urban Arts bonds everybody together. There’s a sense of creativity being around people in different art forms. It’s a family at Urban Arts.” – Lorenzo
Students will enroll in The Academy in ninth grade, spending out-of-school hours pursuing an art form (visual arts, poetry & spoken word, acting, playwriting, music production, filmmaking, or dance); participating in Fresh Prep courses and academic support groups; leading and instructing younger students; developing a portfolio; and more. By 12th grade, each student will be an “Urban Arts Graduate” – not only graduating high school prepared for college or the workforce, but also self-assured, independent, focused, and ready to make an impact on her world.This holiday season, you have the opportunity to support these students in this journey to graduation. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to The Academy before December 31st.
To give securely online, please click here. Checks should be made out to Urban Arts Partnership and sent to our new address:
Attn: Sage Young
Urban Arts Partnership
21 Howard Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10013
I sincerely thank you, and wish you and your family a joyful holiday season.