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)
Thursday – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
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!
Roots members will also have the opportunity to participate in optional Academic Enrichment (tutoring) and Homework Club every week.
Homework Club is optional and gives students an opportunity to work with volunteer homework helpers on a daily basis. Homework Club students will work in small groups or one on one and families can sign up for their preferred day(s) to receive homework help.
Academic Enrichment (provided by Achieve Higher) is provided in 4-week periods during each semester. Students work in small groups or one on one on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Wednesday – 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday – 4:30pm – 5:30pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org