Prodigy Cultural Arts Program
The Prodigy Cultural Arts Program is offered at Childs Park YMCA, Harbordale YMCA, and may be offered at some of our school-age childcare sites. Contact us for more information about current offerings.
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.
The Prodigy Cultural Arts Program is a research proven, diversion, intervention and prevention program that provides a safe arena where youth ages 7 - 17 learn effective communication, problem solving and conflict resolution skills through visual and performing 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 art forms, and may include:
- Drawing/painting, media or 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