Program Description: Small groups of children pair with teams of volunteers throughout the academic year. Using different artistic media each week, children learn to express themselves creatively, build self-confidence and form positive, trusting relationships with their mentors.
Time Commitment: 2.5 hours on a weekday afternoon or evening, for 1 academic year (25 weeks) or 1 semester (12 weeks).
Participants: 10-12 children, ages 6-8, 8-10 or 11-13
Volunteer Ratio: 1 volunteer : 2-3 children
Locations: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx
REQUIREMENTS: Basic and supplemental application (includes a criminal background check), interview with a Free Arts staff member, 3-hour program training and 1.5 hour curriculum review.