Project Description



Our award-winning programs offer excellent free arts education and paid creative opportunities to youth. Taught by top working artists, our programs support young people to enter the workforce and postsecondary education as creative problem solvers and social innovators.


Current Programs


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 young people’s creative power, and to help them make healthy, prosperous and engaged transitions to adulthood.

Village Youth comprises two main programs: Village Industries and Impact Studios. Studios include, but aren’t limited to, topics like:

  • Music Production
  • Dance
  • Vocal Expression
  • Fashion Design
  • Clay + Ceramics
  • Philly Earth
  • Photography
  • 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: This is Village Industries