Free Arts NYC provides under-served children and families with a unique combination of educational arts and mentoring programs that help them to foster the self-confidence and resiliency needed to realize their fullest potential.
Weekly Mentor Program (WMP) is an arts-based mentoring program that provides youth ages 6-12 with regular opportunities to express themselves creatively and engage with positive adult role models. Led by Program Facilitators, teams of volunteer mentors use Free Arts NYCís theme-based curricula to guide small groups of youth through creating and discussing visual art projects Ė a process that serves as a catalyst to help them strengthen critical communication and social skills, and build positive relationships with peers and adults.
Every 90-Minute WMP group session is structured as follows:
Review Group Agreement (Code of Ethics)
Visual Literacy Lesson (Discussion about a work of art, including vocabulary)