What will students be learn and how will they learn it?
ZCAF’s SOAP and HOW programs
are designed to provide area youths with a fun and supportive
atmosphere that reinforces classroom teaching, infusing academic and
career-focused information within the context of a project-based arts
education program that focuses on the needs of various learning styles – all
with the focus on bridging the ‘achievement gap’ inner city young adults
confront. At the same time, our programs are not just fun and games or
‘babysitting.’ We will be asking a lot of our participants.
Students will be learning, practicing, and refining
the kinds of skills and tasks that most people encounter on the job site.
For example, HOW students will collaborate on the design and installation of
their own art exhibit. This type of collaboration is translatable to many
career-based activities, such as: working as a team in the operating room
performing a surgery, performance in a musical ensemble, work in the
military, and working in a large retail establishment.
SOAP and HOW offer a low staff-to-student ratio of 1
staff for every 10 students. Our Teaching Team will be able to mentor and
nurture students, in a relationship not unlike an athletic coach and their
team. ZCAF’s Teaching Team will be able to provide one-on-one assistance
with college applications, job applications, and the development of
student’s art portfolio.
ZCAF’s Hands’ on Workshops will be a Partnership Between…
DCPS School-based Administrators and
Professional Artist-Educators & Certified DC Public
School Art Teachers
DCPS Students, Parents, and Guardians
ZCAF & DCPS Out-of-School-Time Programming
ZCAF & DCPS- Arts/Teaching & Learning Office