The ArtReach program provides weekly art experiences for more than 125 underserved and low-income elementary and Pre-K students in Princeton Public Schools.  ArtReach works in partnership with the Princeton Nursery School, a subsidized Pre-K school, and the Princeton Young Achievers , the Princeton Family YMCA’s  unique after-school program that helps children from low- and moderate-income neighborhoods improve their school performance and English language skills.

ArtReach offers hands-on visual arts education, and programming in drama, dance, film, and music. The program designed to ensure that all children have access to enriching programming that encourages creative self-expression, promotes self-esteem, and enhances community well-being.

Princeton Young Achievers

The Arts Council provides Princeton Young Achievers with 34 weeks of free hands-on arts programming at three locations across Princeton. The class meets Friday afternoons at the Henry Pannell Learning Center on Witherspoon Street, the Crimmins Center at Princeton Community Village, and the Littlebrook School.  The program offers students in grades K-5 free high-quality arts programming throughout the school year. Our program includes ceramics, painting and other visual arts, performing arts and drama, poetry, music, and dance. I’d like to support art access to underserved children.

 

Students from Princeton Nursery School

The Arts Council serves Princeton Nursery School (PNS) with twice-weekly age-appropriate arts instruction that runs throughout the school year.  In 2020 we hope to extend this program throughout the summer term as well.

PNS is Princeton’s subsidized nursery school, serves working families in Princeton since 1929. The Arts Council believes that access to the arts is fundamental to healthy childhood development. It enhances spatial awareness, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving skills. And it offers each child, regardless of their circumstances, the opportunity for creative self-expression. This program also serves to build English language vocabulary and includes family-oriented study guides. Princeton Nursery School.  I’d like to support art access for pre-K children in Princeton.

 

 

We thank the following Supporters of ArtReach programming in 2019/20: ACP Fundraising Galas • The New Jersey State Council on the Arts •  The PNC Foundation•  Arts Council of Princeton Members