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Programs

S.E.A.L. Teen Program

Sitar’s Emerging Arts Leaders – Teen Program  

S.E.A.L. (Sitar’s Emerging Arts Leaders) is Sitar Arts Center’s Teen program, for students from 6th – 12th grade*. S.E.A.L. is a safe space for teens to bond with one another, grow, and learn. 

This year in virtual S.E.A.L, members will explore how creative expression builds community. 

S.E.A.L. MEMBER CRITERIA  
To participate in S.E.A.L., members must:  

  • Be in 6th-8th grade to enroll in Roots and 9th-12th grade to enroll in XChange 
  • Take or assist in at least one other class in the Arts Afterschool program 
  • Attend at least two sessions per month (Roots) and at least four sessions per month (XChange)

 

—–NEW THIS WINTER!—–

We are expanding S.E.A.L. into two programs:

Roots (Grades 6
  8) and XChange (Grades 9  12) 

 

 

Roots  


WEEKLY SCHEDULE 

Thursday – 4:30pm – 6:00pm 


INSTRUCTORS
Abby Thornhill
Annie Harney 


Join Roots, our program for middle school students, where we’ll work together to discover who we are and the kind of artists and young leaders we want to be. We’ll explore all different aspects of identity and leadership through a variety of art forms and community projects. Roots will meet once a week on Thursdays!
 

 

 

XChange 


WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Wednesday – 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday – 4:30pm – 5:30pm 


INSTRUCTORS

Naomi Cohen 
Janin Melara  


ARTISTIC PARTNER – WINTER 2021
 
Words, Beats & Life 

 

Build community inside and out in XChange, our program for high school students! XChange will meet on Wednesdays to connect with our larger DC community by partnering with organizations all over the Washington area to learn from different artists and dive into different art forms and on Fridays where our members will have the opportunity to plan and lead the sessions focused on mutually supporting our social-emotional wellness, strengthening life skills, and civic engagement. 

 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEENS  

During the summer, teens at Sitar have the chance to receive paid internships assisting with classes for younger children, painting public murals around the city, or producing a full-length Broadway-style musical. 

 

Questions? Contact Naomi Cohen at naomi@sitarartscenter.org