After School programs can be designed for your community's needs.
The program highlighted below is being held this Fall at Gaithersburg Elementary School. It is being funded in part by the City of Gaithersburg with the intent to support students suffering from learning loss during the pandemic. Each module has a specific intention: to foster literacy, math skills, and a desire to learn and participate - all through fun arts programming.
Please contact us if you are interested in a program designed for your community.
Youth ArtBeat Afterschool Programs
Carpe Diem Arts’ Youth ArtBeat has programming for elementary and middle schoolers, introducing various art forms to help the children express themselves, while they build friendships, find mentors, and even get homework help. While studies show this type of program has a positive impact on a child’s communication skills, sense of self-worth, and acceptance of others, it also fosters an often long-ranging interest in the arts. These programs are offered through creative partnerships with housing organizations, other non-profits, local public schools, and are made possible through grants and individual donor support.
Youth ArtBeat has been proud to provide arts engagement programming for six years to the African Arts, Culture and Education (ACE) Academy, an after-school program serving primarily African immigrant and refugee families in Takoma Park and Silver Spring, Maryland. ACE was funded by a 21st Century Community Learning Grant c/o Maryland State Department of Education, and administered by Enterprise Community Development (formerly CPDC).
Youth ArtBeat has also been offered in partnership with Montgomery County's Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC). We have served the HOC communities of Tanglewood, Georgian Court and Olney.