ART After School:
A successful way to reach youth in your neighborhood is based on over 13 years of real-life
experience with after-school art programs for primarily disadvantaged
youth in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ART After School
was written as an inspiration and guide to develop and/or incorporate
arts programming into after-school programs for children and
teenagers, especially those considered to be at-risk.
||ART After School shows how to take after-school activities beyond
the walls of the program by illustrating how to involve neighbors,
businesses and schools from kindergartens through universities.
By involving all segments of the community, an after-school program
presents children with rich and dynamic experiences to bridge
businesses, community leaders and college students from a variety
of disciplines to families who would otherwise have no access
to these opportunities.
||ART After School is a blueprint on how to integrate arts programming
into an on-going after-school program.
art? The arts provide another dimension to help reinforce academics,
teach problem solving techniques and inspire creativity while
giving kids a chance to have fun and just be kids.
After School gives
concrete suggestions and pitfalls to avoid when writing grants
as well as other fundraising ideas to help a program operate
with a balance of funding sources.
2002 Merit Award Winner