These programs are designed to foster creativity in young people, and give them outlets for self-expression. From photography to hip-hop, our arts programs have something that will inspire everyone.
Steel Drum Band
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint Steel Drum Band Program seeks to provide youth with the opportunity to discover their musical talents an abilities by way of training and performance.
Runs on various days throughout the week dependent upon the performance schedule.
Studio on the Go
BPR Studio on the GO Program is a new and innovative music and engineering concept dedicated to cultivating, promoting and enhancing the musical experience for youth. BPR performs daily workshops by incorporating state of the art music, sound and video recording approaches to give students a hands on musical arts experience. The goal for each session is to increase greater understanding of the principles of music/songwriting, video production while fostering the creation of new artistic works and increasing academic skills with an embedded learning process.
Runs Monday for Cadets, Tuesday for Juniors and Thursday for all ages (video production.) All times from 6 to 7:30 PM.
National Fine Arts Exhibit
Provides youth the opportunity to express themselves creatively, build confidence, learn new skills in the visual arts, and showcase the artwork of Club members in the community. The National Fine Arts Exhibit has nine categories that represent different art mediums and techniques: Colored Pencil Drawing, Pastel, Watercolor, Oil & Acrylic, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Collage, Monochromatic Drawing and Collaborative Group Project.
Runs weekly based on participants and number of art pieces being entered.
An initiative founded by the American Ballet Theatre in 2013 to increase diversity in the art form of classical ballet. This program serves as an introduction to ballet for children ages 7-12.
Runs Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30 PM for beginners and 5:45 to 7 PM for advanced members.
The perfect program for youth who love to sing, dance and perform. In this program, youth learn the basics of vocal production, choreography, performance etiquette and stage presence. Program will wrap with a final performance during the spring showcase.
Runs Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 PM for Cadets and Juniors.
The program's curriculum intentionally includes activities and exercises that build and expand the literary techniques of our teens. It is broken down into nine, 90 minute sessions. These lessons can be delivered in sequence or as stand-alone sessions. Club professionals are encouraged to be creative and interweave their own content and experiences into the activities. Session topics include the history of hip-hop, ciphering identity and community, literacy devices in rap and how teens can use their voices to change the world.
Runs Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.