Arts for Learning After School

The Arts for Learning After School program is an IN-PERSON program for K–8th grade Baltimore City students attending our six school locations.

The program pairs a classroom teacher and a professional teaching artist to deliver arts-integrated math and literacy lessons.

WHEN

Our After School program takes place Monday–Thursday, with a start date TBD, at schools across Baltimore City. Program hours and grade levels vary by your school site. Click on your school below for details.

WHO

The program is only open to K–8th-grade students who are currently enrolled at our six school locations.

WHERE

PROGRAM DETAILS

Baltimore City Schools’ Arts for Learning After School program, operated by Arts for Learning Maryland, formerly Young Audiences of Maryland, offers K–8 grade students an opportunity to imagine, create, and express who they are through the arts!

Our evidence-based after school program provides students with:

  • A Creative & Supportive Learning Environment

  • Homework Time

  • Arts-Integrated Math & Literacy

  • Arts Explorations, Athletics, and Robotics

SQUADS
Each class will begin with SQUADS, focusing on developing social and emotional skills and building a creative and caring community. Students will dive deep into several art forms and robotics throughout the course of the year. When possible, students will move outside with their class for recess.

ACADEMIC LEARNING + ENRICHMENT
Students will participate in 3 hours of extended academic learning and enrichment per day for 4 days each week. There, students will be introduced to a wide variety of art forms—from illustration and spoken word to percussion, drama, and dance-and learn from professional artists.

FAMILY INVOLVEMENT EVENTS
We will also host three virtual FAMILY INVOLVEMENT EVENTS. Some will involve families completing an at-home art project with their student(s), and some will offer customized family experiences.

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STUDENT, STAFF, AND FAMILY SAFETY

The health and safety of our students, staff, and families are paramount. Arts for Learning Maryland, formerly Young Audiences of Maryland, will adhere to all safety protocols outlined by Baltimore City Public Schools. City Schools has been working closely with its Health Advisory Committee and the Baltimore City Health Department to ensure that each in-person program adheres to all approved health and safety guidelines at every site, every day.

  • Health and safety measures include:

    • mandatory face masks for staff and students
    • daily cleaning and disinfecting

  • PPE (personal protective equipment) will be provided to all students and staff. This includes, but is not limited to:

    • masks for students and staff
    • hand sanitizer stations in all classrooms
    • touchless soap dispensers

IMMUNIZATIONS

All students are required to have certain immunizations (also known as vaccinations or shots) to attend an in-person program. Visit the City Schools website for more information.

WHO CAN ATTEND

The program is open to K–8th-grade students who are currently enrolled at our six school locations.

BRIEF PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Each class will begin with SQUADS, focusing on developing social-emotional skills and building a creative and caring community.

Students will dive deep into several art forms and robotics throughout the course of the year.

When possible, students will move outside with their class for socially distanced recess.

Baltimore City Schools’ Arts for Learning After School program, operated by Arts for Learning Maryland, formerly Young Audiences of Maryland, offers K–8 grade students an opportunity to imagine, create, and express who they are through the arts!

Our evidence-based after school program provides students with:

  • A Creative and Supportive In-Person Learning Environment

  • Homework Time

  • Arts-Integrated Math & Literacy

  • Arts Explorations, Athletics, and Robotics!

STUDENT, STAFF, AND FAMILY SAFETY

The health and safety of our students, staff, and families are paramount. Arts for Learning Maryland will adhere to all safety protocols outlined by Baltimore City Public Schools. City Schools has been working closely with its Health Advisory Committee and the Baltimore City Health Department to ensure that each in-person program adheres to all approved health and safety guidelines at every site, every day.

  • Health and safety measures include:

    • mandatory face masks for staff and students
    • daily cleaning and disinfecting

  • PPE (personal protective equipment) will be provided to all students and staff. This includes, but is not limited to:

    • masks for students and staff
    • hand sanitizer stations in all classrooms
    • touchless soap dispensers

IMMUNIZATIONS

All students are required to have certain immunizations (also known as vaccinations or shots) to attend an in-person program. Visit the City Schools website for more information.

WHO CAN ATTEND

The program is open to K–8th-grade students who are currently enrolled at our six school locations.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Each class will begin with SQUADS, focusing on developing social-emotional skills and building a creative and caring community.

Students will dive deep into several art forms and robotics throughout the course of the year.

When possible, students will move outside with their class for socially distanced recess.

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Thank you to our partner Maryland Book Bank for providing books for our students.