Family Engagement Workshops
LEAP knows that families and communities have an important role in contributing to and supporting arts education in schools. Every child should be given equal access to an excellent education in the arts, and so should every family whose child attends a NYC school. LEAP’s Family Engagement Workshops are conducted both in single-session and extended-series formats. The workshops are tailored to the needs of the school and the school’s population. These arts-based workshops can be conducted solely for caregivers or for caregivers and children together.
LEAP Artists Live!
Professional performing artists with a background in creative youth development provide touring performances to foster personal connections to the arts. Young audiences and communities have the opportunity to experience the excitement of live performance in multiple art forms. The in-school performances link to the classroom by bringing learning to the stage and sparking constructive conversation and social awareness.
All LEAP Artists LIVE! performances include the following elements:
● Differentiated Learning: Theater, Music, Dance, Visual Arts
● Youth Perspective
This year, LEAP Artists Live toured The Movement. An original work composed by Kathy D. Harrison, this a cappella musical that uses narratives, harmonious singing, rhythmic movement, and historical photographic images to tell untold stories from the perspective of the young people in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963 who marched against racial injustice, helping to change the face of history.