Our award-winning programs offer excellent free arts education and paid creative opportunities to youth ages 9-19. Taught by top working artists, our programs challenge young people to focus their passions and explore their capabilities.
The Village’s Youth Programs combine art, education, advocacy and leadership.
Here, we meet young people where they are in their lives. Teaching artists nurture creative problem solving and expression. Our ultimate goal is to support the creative power of more than 550 youth per year, and to help young people make healthy, prosperous and engaged transitions to adulthood.
Village Youth comprises two main programs: Village Industries and Open Studios. Courses include, but aren’t limited to, topics like:
- Music Production
- Hip Hop Dance
- Songwriting + Recording
- Fashion Design
- Urban Agriculture + Sustainability
- Photography + Film
- Graphic Design + Event Production
“If I was a person who never discovered the Village, it would be like walking into a blind room with no lights. Following music has helped me see so many possibilities.”
— Kyheem, music production, songwriting, rap technique student
Watch: 2 days in The Village Youth Program