Program Spotlight: Art-in-Action
Empowering young people through the arts!
Arts Ignite traveled back to South Florida this year for our longest-running program, Art-in-Action (AIA) Summer Camp. This six-week residency took place in Homestead, Florida from June 20th-July 29th. We are honored to have partnered again with enFAMILIA, a community organization that builds healthy family relationships among immigrant, migrant, and farm worker communities of South Florida. Powered by their team and Arts Ignite Teaching Artists, this program built a curriculum based on artistic self-expression and empowerment that offered the youth of the local community an immersive art experience. AIA classes ranged from visual arts, music, film, drama, and culinary arts, to poetry and dance which were provided by Arts Ignite.
50 elementary and middle school students from South Miami-Dade were able to develop and enhance their collaboration, communication, trustworthiness, and adaptability skills. Through this exploration of building courage and creative capacity, students were able to better understand their individual identities and learn how to build healthy relationships with parents and peers. These skills have the power to greatly impact a student’s worldview and their connection to their community. This program culminated with a final performance where students collaborated and showcased the projects they worked on this summer.
Arts Ignite has partnered with enfAMILIA since 2006, striving to support migrant families and build an enduring partnership that can be a resource for young people to thrive.