SAC is a week-long multi-cultural arts program summer program for children grades four through eight from diverse cultures and faiths, offering music, dance, drama, photography, creative writing, clay, tie-dye, videography, visual arts and peace workshop.
Children are recruited from all parts of town, all walks of life, and unified by their experiences of the arts throughout the week. Each session, they all work together to create a “Unity Piece,” one communal work of art which was then displayed in the community.
Youth are trained to serve as Teen Leaders and Mentors. During the week preceding the program, these teens from diverse backgrounds get to know and trust each other, engage the year’s theme, and learn to be program leaders. These teenagers truly are mentors; they are taught to live into positions of leadership and responsibility, accountable to their teammates and their group of children. They shepherd them throughout the rotations, help and guide them, and assist the adult volunteers. The children bond with and emulate these young leaders; the youth grow and flourish with this responsibility. Culminating with a Celebration, the children perform and share the work they have created, with the community. For registration or more information, click on the link below.