To support students in providing volunteer programs

Art, Recreation, Theater

Program Directors

Marissa Sanchez:  Wed 8-10 / Thurs 2-4
Kelly Whiteford:  Thurs 2-4 / Fri 1-3

Volunteer Weekly Meetings

TR 6-7 pm Downstairs Y.E.S.


Working on an art project at Alice Birney School.

Working on an art project at Alice Birney School.

Program Mission

To provide opportunities for local youth to express themselves through the arts in a weekly after school program

A.R.T. hopes to fill some gaps that exist in the local school system because of limited and reduced funding for art programs. Creative outlets can not only be a valuable addition to many children's education, but in some cases art and creative expression may prove to be an invaluable key to a child's potential for personal success.

Service, Goals & Projects

Service is provided on Friday afternoons typically 2:30-5:00pm.

Child completes a special project
Student completes a special project

Donations Accepted

Donations of new or used art supplies would be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail A.R.T at: to let us know what materials you would like to donate, or if you have any questions.

ART Donation List

Please note that while ART greatly appreciates any donation you can give, keep in mind that we will be using these supplies with children so please try to donate appropriately. Please no toxic or hazardous materials.

Smocks (old large shirts, aprons, etc)
Scissors (especially kid's scissors)
Paper (construction paper is preferred)
Markers (washable, non-toxic preferred)
Pencils (colored, regular)
Glue (child-safe glue, glitter glue, glue sticks, etc)
Tape (scotch, masking, duct, etc)
Popsicle sticks
Pipe cleaners
Small brown paper bags
Paper plates
Wrapping paper
Paint brushes
Paint (non-toxic, water based preferred)
Old calendars, newspapers, magazines
Rubber bands
Clear page protectors (the type that fits into a 3-ring binder)

Community Contacts

Alice Birney Elementary School is the current site for service, but the program will be making efforts to expand its service to other locations.

Child shows her artwork
Look what I made!