Arts & Civic Engagement Youth Summer Program Meets Every Monday


Youth Summer Program Meets Every Monday

From 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm

At Historic Y, 738 N 5th Ave, Suite 101

The Arts & Civic Engagement (ACE) Youth Summer Program continues every Monday from 6:30 - 8:30pm at the Historic Y, 738 N 5th Ave, Suite 101. This unique arts program for youth ages 9 - 17 explores various arts movement, techniques and practices. Youth go on field trips, play, have fun & generally make the world a better place through cool community arts projects like cement benches, mosaics, community builds, murals & eco-art. ACE’s youth collaborate with professional artists to design, install and maintain works of art that grow and breath, and create a ripple of social justice. !

The City Wide After School Arts & Civic Engagement (ACE) program fosters youth fine arts appreciation and skills in tandem with increased civic participation through TAB's “Beautify and Unify” curriculum. ACE provides an after-school outlet for youth ages 9 - 17 and young adults to engage in the arts, workforce and economic development, while employing arts-based solutions to address community issues such as crime, drug use, health, and neighborhood revitalization. This program emerges from 18 years of best practices and wide spread popular demand from Neighborhood Associations, service providers, business, government and industry. TAB coordinates to develop collective goals and integrate arts based strategies while integrating state and national visual arts, workforce readiness and financial literacy standards.

Outcomes (based on data from 2009-13)

  • 69% to 200% decline in graffiti rates in and around project sites
  • 100% of students demonstrated a deeper understanding of role of the arts in community
  • Ability to create budgets (up 121%)
  • How to organize community service projects (up 93%)
  • Balance their checkbooks and managing a savings account (up 54%)
  • Getting to know more elderly people (up 66%) !

ACE is free but donations are accepted. To register or for more information contact: or call 520-623-2119

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