Creativity Classes happen daily during After-School Central, our after-school program for 6-8th grade students. Creativity Classes are 30-45 minute blocks designed to engage students in a wide array of diverse skills, arts, and activities. The purpose is to help students discover their gifts and passions, and to develop new skills.
We are looking for individuals willing to share with our students their own passions, skills, and hobbies. Creativity Classes can be almost anything and we're always open to ideas. Below is a list of sample projects:
Dance, Art (of all kinds), Cooking, Model Rocketry, Guitar/Instrument Lessons, Photography, Scrapbooking, Videography, Fitness, Outdoor Living Skills, First Aid/CPR, Woodworking, Drama, Knitting/Sewing, Web Design, Computer skills (hardware/software/networking), Poetry, and any other hobby or skill you might suggest!
Projects can be structured in various ways. They can be a one-time project, a series over several days, or one day/week for several weeks, or can be once weekly. Details can be worked out with After-School Programming Staff.
After-School Program occurs Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays each week during the school year, and Creativity Classes occur approx. 4:50-5:30 p.m.
Creativity Instructors are there for instruction only. Supervision of students is handled by Program Staff and Volunteer Mentors.
Healthy young people don't just happen. They are taught, they are led, they are loved. That's why we are passionate about working with local middle and high school students and nudging them toward strong caring relationships, good character, positive recreation, educational and service opportunities, and spiritual development. We invest in our kids by meeting them at the center of their lives, in the whirlwind of activities that are described on this site.
The Governor's Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana recently recognized The Center for its impact on Whitley County (read press release here). This story is actually the story of many students whose lives have been touched by the life-changing work of The Center.
Because The Center's mission is so important to students, we do not charge fees for participation. Our programs are funded entirely by contributions. Less than 1% percent of The Center's support comes in the form of government funding.
The vision of The Center is to support Whitley County youth through: Youth Development --through the building of assets Service --by providing programs that meet real youth needs Outreach--accomplished through relationships
Collaboration --by providing a facility for, and partnering with like-minded youth organizations