Friday, August 7, 2009

Enrollment for Green Street Arts Center’s AfterSchool Program is now Open

Middletown, Conn., August 4, 2009— The Green Street Arts Center of Wesleyan University is now registering students for its AfterSchool program. Serving families in the North End neighborhood as well as greater Middletown and the Middlesex region, the program operates 5 days a week from 3pm to 6pm and enrolls students ages 7 to 14. Students receive a nutritious snack and homework assistance in addition to a variety of arts enrichment classes. Two class periods are offered Monday through Thursday; one class period is offered on Friday with a second period devoted to a community meeting for students to share what they’ve learned and show what they have accomplished. Students aged 15-18 interested in our new AfterSchool mentorship program are encouraged to contact Green Street as soon as possible to ensure their place.

There are over fifteen different courses available for students to choose from, including Breakdancing, African Drumming, Creative Movement, Comic Book Creation, Drawing, Musical Collaboration, Sound Editing, and Web Design. Students are welcome to consider registering for individual arts enrichment courses or for the full program. This year, Green Street Arts Center is also partnering with the Help Yourself Foundation to offer Science and Arts enrichment program for third grade students. Students in the Help Yourself program will attend a specially designed science curriculum on Mondays and Wednesdays and arts classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Contact Artistic and Education Coordinator Sarah-Jane Ripa at (860) 685-7860 or for more information or to arrange an interview for you and your student.

Wesleyan University’s Green Street Arts Center, which is celebrating its fifth year, is a vibrant center for arts education, serving residents of the neighborhood and the region. It is a project of Wesleyan University in collaboration with the City of Middletown and the North End Action Team (NEAT). Programming in the former schoolhouse at 51 Green Street includes an afterschool arts education program and a wide range of affordable classes and workshops for children and adults in music, dance, visual arts, theater, sound recording, media arts and creative writing. Visit for more information.

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