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Sing for Hope’s Youth Arts programming offers a variety of arts experiences to students of all ages.VOLUNTEER
Each year, through a special partnership with the NYC Department of Education, we select 50 public schools each year through a competitive RFP process to become Sing for Hope Citizen Artist Schools. Each school receives a Sing for Hope Piano and our Citizen Artist Curriculum, a program that helps teachers empower students to use creativity and the arts to enact positive social change. The curriculum includes a specially-curated Citizen Artist Opening Assembly featuring our roster of world-class Artist Partners; a monthly online teacher resource guide including articles, lesson plans, and student contests; and the opportunity to host additional workshops led by Sing for Hope Artist Partners on a variety of art forms throughout the year.
Our week-long Arts Week program offers aspiring artists the opportunity to participate in creative workshops under the tutelage of experienced professionals. Thanks to the diversity of our Artist Partner roster, we are able to provide a wide range of classes so that students who don’t have adequate access to the arts in school are able to explore artistic mediums ranging from dance and songwriting to acting and painting.
To learn about Arts Week 2020, CONTACT US.
Bringing together high school students from across New York City, our new Sing for Hope Youth Corps is a leadership training program that gives young artists the opportunity to share their talents in service of others. Students gain experience planning events, networking, and running promotional campaigns. Open to all high school students, Youth Corps meets monthly from September through June.
To learn about Youth Corps, CONTACT US.
“The Sing for Hope Citizen Artist Assembly was exciting and engaging Students were bubbling with questions about how our piano was designed and painted and how pianos are seen across the city. The highlight for me, though, was when your performer, Caroline, asked for a volunteer to sing with her. Jen, a student who normally does not participate very much in class and has chronic attendance and lateness issues, raised her hand. She went up to the piano and sang a duet with Caroline, beaming at the end of it.”
“Thank you so much for nurturing our music program at P.S. 8M! We are thrilled to have begun this wonderful relationship with Sing for Hope and hope to develop our connection long into the future. You have made our music classes magical with this piano, and our children will always remember it as a symbol of community and love in our school. The work you do in the city is so important! Thanks again for including us!”
“With Sing for Hope, you enrich not only your talents, but your life as well.”
“This is definitely one of the most memorable assemblies we’ve had and our students really enjoyed learning about our new instrument. Our students really enjoyed the performance and we can’t wait to create beautiful music of our own.”