Through creative education programs, Brandon House exposes youth and young adults to cultural arts; provide opportunities for youth to explore their artistic skills in literary, digital, visual, media, and performing arts; prepare students for academic success and college readiness through arts-based learning opportunities, college tours, afterschool programs, and promote 21st century workforce competencies in creative arts related career pathways. Each program incorporates intentional learning activities that utilize self-expression, artistic exposure, shared experiences, creative solutions, and guided instruction to support the development of these 21st century workforce competencies.
DreamStarters is a creative arts-based program designed to expose students to arts-infused learning experiences as a way for youth to address their personal, academic, social and emotional development needs and to prepare them to build skills for life. Activities in the DreamStarters Program include Music Ensemble Projects, Dance, Drama/Theater Performances/Plays, Literary & Visual Arts, Arts-Based Field Trips, Hispanic/Black History Events, and STEAM activities.
iH.U.S.T.L.E. (I Have Unique Skills To Learn & Earn) Productions
iH.U.S.T.L.E. is designed to cultivate employability skills of highly underserved high school students by providing practical workplace experiences related to audio/music production, photography, videography, graphic designs, and creative and performing arts. Activities in this program uses technology including audio, music and production where students work in a studio setting to gain experiential hands-on learning experiences. Existing Program
Youth Voices Impact Change
The Youth Voices Impact Change (YVIC) Project engages youth and creative professionals, ages 13-18, in lending their voices and creative expressions to social concerns through the development of youth-produced multi-digital media and mixed artworks that address community issues. This project will be a filmed Talk Show that will capture interviews with local artists and special guests, footage of teens' involvement with the "Let Your Art Speak" Creative Artistic Sessions, focus group sessions with other teens, and live performances. Teenagers who participate in this project will be able to:
- Increase research building skills when conducting Descriptive Research.
- Add to their communication and presentation tool box when reporting on research findings.
- Gain knowledge about the current climate of their community as it relates to mental health, gun violence, teen pregnancy, substance abuse, education equity, poverty, and homelessness.
- Have access to a certified counselor who will lead Youth Empowerment Sessions and provide resources in coping with issues related to the topics.
- Creatively and artistically articulate their relationship or thoughts around the topics mentioned.
- Engage in production activities that can boost technology skills.
- Generate a viable resume-building activity to add to a high school portfolio.
- Build community references through the Brandon House for future letters of recommendation.
- Build and network with other teenagers who desire to be heard.
Complete this Short Registration Form and Just Show Up!
Contact Brandon House for transportation requests. Call 501-725-5757.
Youth Voices Impact Change reoccurs bi-weekly on Saturdays from 1pm - 6pm
MUST WEAR MASK AND TEMPERATURES WILL BE CHECKED UPON ENTRY. Food will be served every meeting!
Write It Right
Write it Right is a literacy program that targets low-performing elementary students who are at, near or below grade level reading and writing. The program combines high quality literacy development instruction in reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing with enriching learning experiences. Existing Program