Prodigy Cultural Arts Program

Every day, over 16 million youth in America leave school and go home to an empty house. Those who are most vulnerable are often at risk of delinquent behavior and lack the encouragement, social shaping and life skills that are essential to becoming healthy and productive adults.

Prodigy Cultural Arts ProgramThe Prodigy Cultural Arts Program is a research proven, diversion, intervention and prevention program that provides a safe arena where youth ages 5 - 17 learn effective communication, problem solving and conflict resolution skills through visual and performing cultural arts.

The purpose of the Prodigy Cultural Arts Program is to provide the instruction, tools and resources that will lead to transformed lives. Youth are encouraged to explore themes and ideas that develop a sense of self-worth, as well as appreciate the worth and value of others and the world in which they live. When youth have a better understanding of who they are and how they connect with their communities, they are better prepared to become productive and socially responsible adults.

Classes encourage creative thinking through visual and performing cultural arts, and may include:

  • Drawing, painting, media, technical arts, photography and sculpture
  • Traditional, contemporary, hip hop and urban dance
  • Instrumental or vocal performance, composition and production
  • Acting, creative writing, staging and costuming

Offerings at our School-Age Childcare Sites

Visual Arts classes are held at our school-age childcare sites, and are only available students attending those sites. Please contact your school-age childcare site for information.

Offerings at Childs Park YMCA

Keyboarding Class is open to the public and offered at Childs Park YMCA on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:30PM. To register, visit Childs Park YMCA or call 727.209.9622.


Program Brochure (.PDF)


Program Director:

Jessica Scott
727.895.9622 ext. 2205


University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc. and Florida Department of Juvenile Justice