Youth ArtBeat Afterschool Programs
Carpe Diem Arts’ Youth ArtBeat program works with first through fifth graders, primarily in under-resourced and often immigrant communities, introducing various art forms to help the children express themselves, while they build friendships, find mentors, and get homework help. While studies show this type of program has a positive impact on a child’s communication skills, sense of self-worth, and
acceptance of others, it also fosters an often long-ranging interest in the arts. These programs are offered through creative partnerships with housing organizations, other non-profits, local public schools, and are made possible through grants and individual donor support.
Youth ArtBeat is proud to provide arts engagement programming to the African Arts, Culture and Education (ACE) Academy, an after-school program serving primarily African immigrant and refugee families in Takoma Park and Silver Spring, Maryland. ACE is funded by a 21st Century Community Learning Grant c/o Maryland State Department of Education, and administered by Enterprise Community Development (formerly CPDC).
Youth ArtBeat is also offered in partnership with Montgomery County's Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC). We have served the HOC communities of Tanglewood, Georgian Court and Olney.
Current Youth ArtBeat Programs