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ORGANIZATION: Arts on the Block

  • 5 people are interested

Arts on the Block is coming back with our Mentor Volunteer program, here at AOB we are passionate about nurturing and developing the minds of our young creatives! We are excited to recruit Mentor volunteers to help our youth design their futures. Mentors and Mentees may meet in office or virtually.

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About Arts on the Block

Location:

900 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1 A, Silver Spring, MD 20910, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Arts on the Block is to support creative youth and emerging artists to make public art, contribute to their communities, join the creative workforce, and design the future.

Description

Arts on the Block (AOB) achieves its mission by providing real-world experiences in the arts and entrepreneurial training geared toward opening new pathways to learning, self-discovery, and achievement.

Entering its twentieth year of programming, AOB is the only hands-on visual art apprenticeship program in the region, offering youth and young adults the opportunity to learn about art, design, and business by engaging them in real-world public art commissions. We recruit, train, place, and support youth (ages 4 through 13), teens (ages 14-18), and young adults (ages 19-24) with art and design aptitudes who might not ordinarily be introduced to entry-level jobs and career paths in the creative industries.

AOB's young creatives are often asked to lean forward when interfacing with commissioning clients and presenting their work and program experiences to public audiences.

Our teen apprentices and young adult studio crew members have designed, fabricated, and installed over 280 public and semi-private artworks in the DMV since 2003.

AOB's Art Center is in downtown Silver Spring, on the first floor of the Brigadier General Charles McGee Library. However, we are committed to working with communities that cannot reach us.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Community
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

Wed Dec 07, 2022 - Tue Feb 28, 2023

WHERE

900 Wayne AvenueSilver Spring, MD 20910

(38.99493,-77.02456)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Environmental Education
  • Visual Arts
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Adult Education

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • Meeting frequency will depend on what the Mentor and Mentee agree on. Arts on the block asks that Mentors provide at least 2 hours of their time monthly.

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