Summer Institute of the Arts
SIA/NY - July 9 - August 3, 2012
MS 223, The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology
360 east 145th St. Bronx, NY 10454
The SIA offers a unique community service opportunity for Yale Alumni to work with students in the Arts. The program is structured for alumni to participate as mentors for the students throughout the day and ideally develop relationships that will allow for continued mentoring of students during the school year. Alumni will assist the teachers and teaching artist during the curiculum and workshops. An arts background is not necessary though a love of the arts is a prerequisit and any instrumentalists (even if you haven't picked that violin up in 20 years) would be most helpful. Remember, many of these students have never been exposed to music education so a willingness to help broaden a child's future is the number one requirement. Please see VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION to register.
We need volunteers to:
Mentor - Provide guidance and support throughout the day to students who may need extra help with the curriculum or who just need a positive influence.
Provide and/or Assist with Creative Workshops - Are you an instrumentalist, singer, dance, actor or all of the above? Do you have a creative workshop topic that might be a fit for 6th grade students? Please let us know as we are developing afternoon workshops led by Yale alumni to enrich the morning curriculum.
Field Trips/Chaperone - Do you have ties to an arts organization, theater or museum that would welcome middle school students?
For general questions please contact Nicholas Roman Lewis at Nicholas.Lewis@yale.edu