ASALA

Young Audiences is using its highly successful Summer Arts & Learning Academy model to transform after school programming.

The After School Arts & Learning Academy (ASALA) is an IN-PERSON program that pairs a classroom teacher and a professional teaching artist to deliver arts-integrated math and literacy lessons to Baltimore City students in Kindergarten-5th grade in select schools throughout Baltimore City.

Baltimore City Schools’ After School Arts & Learning Academy (ASALA), operated by Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Maryland (YA), offers students an opportunity to imagine, create, and express who they are through the arts!

The program will take place IN PERSON, with students participating in 3 hours of extended academic learning and enrichment per day for 4 days each week. There, students will be introduced to a wide variety of art forms—from illustration and spoken word to percussion, drama, and dance—and have the chance to work alongside students from across the city and learn from professional artists.

ASALA is an evidence-based, full-service after school program providing K-5th grade students with:

  • A Fun, Creative, and Supportive In-Person Learning Environment

  • Arts-Integrated Math & Literacy Instruction

  • Arts Explorations, Athletics, and Robotics!

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STUDENT, STAFF, AND FAMILY SAFETY

The health and safety of our students, staff, and families are paramount. Young Audiences will adhere to all safety protocols outlined by Baltimore City Public Schools. City Schools has been working closely with its Health Advisory Committee and the Baltimore City Health Department to ensure that each in-person program adheres to all approved health and safety guidelines at every site, every day.

  • Health and safety measures include:

    • mandatory face masks for staff and students
    • daily health screening and temperature checks
    • daily cleaning and disinfecting
    • small class sizes to facilitate social distancing

  • PPE (personal protective equipment) will be provided to all students and staff. This includes, but is not limited to:

    • masks and face shields for students and staff
    • desk shields for every student
    • hand sanitizer stations in all classrooms
    • touchless soap dispensers

IMMUNIZATIONS

All students are required to have certain immunizations (also known as vaccinations or shots) to attend an in-person program. Visit the City Schools website for more information.

November 23, 2020 -
June 10, 2021

Monday - Thursday
3:30 - 6:30 pm

Locations

WHO CAN ATTEND

Most K-5th grade students who attend Title I Baltimore City Public Schools are eligible. Check Eligibility here.

BRIEF PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • Students will be in socially distanced classes of no more than 10 students.
  • Each class will begin with SQUADS, focusing on developing social-emotional skills and building a creative and caring community.
  • Students will dive deep into several art forms and robotics throughout the course of the year.
  • When possible, students will move outside with their class for socially distanced recess.

Young Audiences is using its highly successful Summer Arts & Learning Academy model to transform after school programming.

The After School Arts & Learning Academy (ASALA) is an IN-PERSON program that pairs a classroom teacher and a professional teaching artist to deliver arts-integrated math and literacy lessons to Baltimore City students in Kindergarten-5th grade in select schools throughout Baltimore City.

Baltimore City Schools’ After School Arts & Learning Academy (ASALA), operated by Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Maryland (YA), offers students an opportunity to imagine, create, and express who they are through the arts!

The program will take place IN PERSON, with students participating in 3 hours of extended academic learning and enrichment per day for 4 days each week. There, students will be introduced to a wide variety of art forms—from illustration and spoken word to percussion, drama, and dance—and have the chance to work alongside students from across the city and learn from professional artists.

ASALA is an evidence-based, full-service after school program providing K-5th grade students with:

  • A Fun, Creative, and Supportive In-Person Learning Environment

  • Arts-Integrated Math & Literacy Instruction

  • Arts Explorations, Athletics, and Robotics!

STUDENT, STAFF, AND FAMILY SAFETY

The health and safety of our students, staff, and families are paramount. Young Audiences will adhere to all safety protocols outlined by Baltimore City Public Schools. City Schools has been working closely with its Health Advisory Committee and the Baltimore City Health Department to ensure that each in-person program adheres to all approved health and safety guidelines at every site, every day.

  • Health and safety measures include:

    • mandatory face masks for staff and students
    • daily health screening and temperature checks
    • daily cleaning and disinfecting
    • small class sizes to facilitate social distancing

  • PPE (personal protective equipment) will be provided to all students and staff. This includes, but is not limited to:

    • masks and face shields for students and staff
    • desk shields for every student
    • hand sanitizer stations in all classrooms
    • touchless soap dispensers

IMMUNIZATIONS

All students are required to have certain immunizations (also known as vaccinations or shots) to attend an in-person program. Visit the City Schools website for more information.

November 23, 2020 -
June 10, 2021

Monday - Thursday
3:30 - 6:30 pm

Locations

WHO CAN ATTEND

Most K-5th grade students who attend Title I Baltimore City Public Schools are eligible. Check Eligibility here [link].

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • Students will be in socially distanced classes of no more than 10 students.
  • Each class will begin with SQUADS, focusing on developing social-emotional skills and building a creative and caring community.
  • Students will dive deep into several art forms and robotics throughout the course of the year.
  • When possible, students will move outside with their class for socially distanced recess.
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Thank you to our partner Maryland Book Bank for providing books for our students.