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Education Program - After-schoolGirl Be Heard After-school Program

About Our After-school ProgramAfter-school introduces NYC students across the city to an opportunity to become acquainted with identity and leadership, power, privilege and oppression, and art and activism.

Through the exploration of various performance-based storytelling mediums, the Afterschool Program is a creative, learning & community-building space for participants to explore and define their personal and collective leadership, activist, and performance voice.

GBH afterschool participants

Eligibility and Benefits

To be eligible for our After-school program, you must be:

  • A young woman, girl, or gender-expansive youth aged 12 to 21
  • Based in NYC
  • Interested in strengthening your skills as an artist/activist through performance, writing, and self-expression
  • Available for weekly sessions between September and May

No experience is needed

Benefits Include:

  • Healthy snacks!
  • A safe space within the school facility where participants can connect
  • Support in strengthening your voice through ensemble-based theater, storytelling, spoken word, and writing
  • Development of your critical thinking skills, social justice perspectives, sense of co-responsibility, individual creative identity, and artistry
  • Opportunities to connect with a broader community of positive, powerful young women through activities beyond the classroom
  • Travel and paid performance opportunities upon completion of the program
TA talking to participants

Interested in joining but have questions?Schedule a meet and greet

A meet and greet is our opportunity to learn more about your artistic and social justice interests. We will also answer any questions about being an Artivist in the Weekend Workshop program.

Schedule a meet and greet

Please follow up if you have yet to hear from a staff member in 48 hours.