Enrollment in free after-school classes and weekend programming is self-selecting — girls and young women may sign up for one or all programs offered in their age or grade group. Enrollment opens in mid-September for Fall semester, and mid-January for Spring semester. During Spring Break, we offer In My Words, an arts intensive for young women aged 13-18 including vocal music, performance poetry, film making and theater (apply in February). We also offer a Summer Arts & Leadership Academy for girls aged 10-15 (apply in May/June), and operate a Summer Youth Employment work site training Peer Educators.
Click here for current program descriptions (or download en español). Download the current calendar.
Some programs are seasonal, such as Adventure Learning and Poetry Workshops, and some are offered through partnerships with other organizations, such as Sadie Nash Leadership Project, Girls Inc. of NYC and EDsnaps.
Core programs include:
G.O.A.L. for high school girls (health, college prep, self-defense & financial literacy)
Project V.I.P. (dramatic writing and performance, ages 10-18)
Next Level Dancers (Hip-Hop dance with a message, aged 10-young adult)
Peer Educators (SYEP work site; workshops available year-round).
Contact founding Program Director Joy Leonard to enroll or inquire.