GIRLS IN MOTION
BUILDING SELF-ESTEEM & AWARENESS IN YOUNG GIRLS
Extends the regular classroom core curriculum into the after-school environment for 4th – 5th graders through a variety of interactive arts-based strategies, with the support of high school mentors who participate in their own professional development program and developed their own arts integrated lesson plans. Focus on self-esteem and body awareness includes fitness instruction with a Certified Personal Trainer, dance and movement specialists.
ARTS & ACHIEVEMENT
Arts and Achievement programs are tailored to meet student and school needs. Grounded in arts education and positive youth development best practice, Arts and Achievement programs are developed in collaboration with school stakeholders and aligned with Common Core and Illinois State Board of Education Learning Standards.
A THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE FOR GIRLS & BOYS
Our two core productions "I'm Just Sayin'" and "WHASSUP!" are designed to promote and enhance students’ self-esteem and body awareness, presentation skills, and reading skills, youth are provided with a safe environment to explore the concepts of expression, observation, inspiration and empathy and to create, develop and present their original written work. Includes fitness instruction with a Certified Personal Trainer, dance and movement specialists.
SUMMER LITERACY FUN!
Students engage in various activities created to develop academic skills and bridge the Summer learning gap. Students analyze stories and create their own original work while gaining skills in goal setting and (creative) communication. Families can also join the fun!
Based on Development by Design, students are encouraged to develop academic skills in story development, story analysis, and composition as well as personal development skills in goal setting and (creative) communication by “jumping in” to storybooks and fairytales. In the family component, parents/guardians/older siblings are provided creative ideas for supporting their child’s learning through fun art activities and stories through concurrent workshop series.
Students will utilize mechanical terminology while applying machinery physics principles through arts based products and experiences. Students create compound machinery, both physically and artistically (ex., force/fulcrum/load/friction/incline plane) while increasing presentation skills in a creative and fun environment.
STUDENTS CREATING OPERA TO REINFORCE EDUCATION
SCORE provides students ages 10 -13 with the opportunity to create an original opera production. SCORE empowers young people and their families with with tangible orientations of success through the development of a public production.
To continue their leadership development, we offer students the opportunity to create their own art-based service project through participation in SCORE II.