JL Boston Arts

A woman sits cross-legged on the ground in an art museum in front of a large painting, gesturing with her hands. A group of adolescent girls sit on the floor around her and watchJL Boston Arts is a structured group-mentoring program that explores the arts with fifth grade girls. The project provides exposure and hands-on access to different art-related disciplines, including performing arts, visual arts, culinary arts, and design, with the goal of encouraging creativity and self-expression, promoting teamwork, and developing a sense of positive self-worth and confidence. This program was launched in 2000, and features an evidence-based curriculum developed internally by JL Boston volunteers. It is held at two locations — the Boston Renaissance Charter School (BRCS) in Hyde Park.

Questions?  Email us at Arts@jlboston.org.