OLA's mission is to train aspiring artists to use artistry as a means of creating social change in their community and world at large. Our program provides comprehensive performing arts training and mentorship for students ages 5 & up. We offer a substantive & broad foundation in: dance (hip hop, West African, Jazz, & Modern) visual arts, and theater. We provide arts training and leadership development for our artists/trainees that equips them with the skill, knowledge, and ability to proactively & effectively engage their communities through performance and arts-based service work. Students explore the various means of creative expression & movement as well as receive performance opportunities throughout the year.
Camp SLAM(Summer Long Art & Movement) is a multi-week performing arts summer program for youth ages 4-15. SLAM consist of introductory to advance level training in dance, theater, creative writing, visual art, music, cooking, photography, and vocal. SLAM culminates with a SLAM Finale in which students help to plan, create, and perform.
Risk Takers Basketball (RTB) is an athletic training and mentorship program. RTB's mission is to train skilled student-athletes and future community leaders. Our primary focus is basketball and our ultimate goal is to instill a stronger sense of community and leadership and life-long love of education.