Hart of the City
Our hART of the City Summer Theare Camps:
Our hART of the City program offers tuition-free Summer Theatre Camps with instruction in acting, music, and dance, designed to develop character and life skills in our students. Camps are explicitly designed to make use of the performing arts’ powerful ability to develop the inner assets that help children succeed academically, personally, and ultimately professionally, in order to become productive members of society. All camp sites partner with a church, school, or community group already invested in a low-income area of Los Angeles County, targeting youth grades K-8 who are vulnerable to the negative impacts of their environments.
Short Term Goals
Long Term Goals
- Use hART Summer Theatre Camp sites to assess viability of another LA City, year-round program.
- Develop future arts educators through the hART alumni intern program.
- Join other community programs in addressing the barriers to academic and career success faced by youth who have experienced poverty in Los Angeles County.
- Track student growth at camp sites over multiple years using the DAP (Developmental Assets Profile) in order to study the effect of arts education on disenfranchised youth and compare how different communities benefit from the program.