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Somebodae School of the Arts (SSA)

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


8605 Santa Monica #29941West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To consciously, consistently and constantly cultivate, educate, explore, expose and invest in our young adults and adults of our inner-cities. To offer an effective, healthy, constructive and productive association and socialization outlet. To raise their representation in programs for the gifted and talented, post-secondary education and in the arena of "gifted artist." To develop technically skilled, artistically sophisticated, intelligent artists, to name a few...


SOMEBODAE School of the Arts (SSA)
"SOMEBODAE" pronunciation is Some-bod-day.

"I am somebody (somebodae), I am somebody (somebodae),
to have around, on God's green ground." -Mamie Nell Watson

SSA is a non-profit, scholarship base (tuition free) Performing and Visual Arts School (Theatre, Music, Dance, Art). The "Full Program" is open to individuals ages 14 to grown folks of our inner-cities, underserved communities across the U.S., with none to advance level training in the performing and visual arts where enrollment is per scholarship via audition. The "Short Program" is a lighter version of the Full Program yet open to the entire general public ages 13 to grown folks but with no audition or scholarship required and you DO NOT have to be a resident of an inner-city, underserved community.

In addition to preparing students for advanced study at the college level and professional careers in the Arts, students in the program learn the value and power of self-worth, personal discipline, innovative thinking, collaborative exploration, dedication, creativity, confidence, problem solving skills, perseverance, focus, communication, accountability and how artists are true instruments for powerful artistic expression.


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