The Edison Arts Foundation’s Afterschool Arts Academy (The Academy) goal is to provide underserved, economically disadvantaged, and foster care youth and teens ages 5 to 13 with enhanced after school activities through dance, theatre, performing arts and learning enrichment. The program targets and attempts to prevent childhood obesity and improve the academic learning achievement gap. The Academy strives to ensure that individuals do not fall behind in their health and learning skills on a daily basis in a safe environment during the critical hours after school.
Afterschool Arts Academy (The Academy) is designed for ages 5 to 13 that have a desire to build on their love, passion, or interest for dance and the arts. The Academy provides the performance and technical combination of dance, music and theater; while continuing after school education enrichment daily.
- The Academy Program is free to scholarship recipients, although private pay individuals are welcome.
- The Academy program fees are based on income and payment ability and maybe assessed on a sliding scale. Each attendee is asked to pay a registration fee; however, no one is turned away due to their inability to pay.
- Assistance is needed to provide scholarships to program attendees who meet qualification criteria of needs. Scholarship recipients are able to participate in all activities that the Academy offers daily.