Unleashing creativity and building confidence
These programs are designed to foster creativity in young people, and give them outlets for self-expression. From photography to hip-hop, our arts programs have something that will inspire everyone.
76% of low-income Club members ages 12-18 reported earning mostly As and Bs, compared to 67% of their peers nationally.According to 2018 BGCA youth outcome data and 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health data
The National Photography Program enables youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through the appreciation of photography.
ImageMakers is a year-round program that helps Club members ages 6-18 learn the art and science of photography through multiple categories: Culture and Tradition, Portraits, Nature and Surroundings, Fashion and Style, and Editing and Filter. Photographs are displayed at local and regional exhibits around the world.
MusicMakers inspires young people to produce music, and to create their life’s soundtrack.
This year-round program encourages artistic expression among Club members ages 6 to 18 through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture displayed at local and regional exhibits.
DramaMatters Afterschool is a drama education program for Clubs that encourages members ages 6 to 18 to engage in hands-on activities. Drama education builds self-confidence, sparks creativity and boosts academic achievement.