After-school, Saturday and Summer Camp Kids’ Programs

Formed in 2010, we offer year-long programming to kids ages 5-14.  Many of our students come from the Treme/7th Ward/Lafitte area, as well as various other “at-risk” neighborhoods around the city.  We offer a 3-day a week After-school program, a Saturday arts-focused program and a summer camp.  All of our activities strive to integrate creative/artistic development and healthy lifestyles with academic enhancement, ensuring our students develop self-esteem through academic achievement, performances and cultural, environmental and community awareness.  Activities include:

  • Arts-Integrated Academic Enrichment
  • Homework assistance
  • Healthy Lifestyle education: nutrition, health, gardening
  • Life skills coaching: Critical thinking skills, Dialectal differences/code switching, Positive conflict resolution strategies, music therapy
  • Instruction and activities in vocal and instrumental music, most of which are provided by musicians from the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Arts Enrichment Classes: Dance, Visual arts, Drama, Drumming
  • Learning opportunities through visits to Loyola Biology Department laboratories
  • Field trips to New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra concerts, the Microsoft Store
  • Performances at community/public functions

We are recipients of meals and snacks through a USDA program, and as such:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.