A.L.I.T.E. (Arts And Literacy For Tomorrow’s Education)
Our outstanding program of literacy-enhancement is incorporated into all our programs, and truly addresses the different ways in which children learn. Children write in journals to create their concepts and to document their experiences, enhancing their literacy, design, math/geometry and geography skills. Research into and discussions of global communities increase understanding of cultural diversity and helps build vocabulary skills.
Max’s A-B-C (Anti-Bullying Through City Hearts)
This initiative was introduced in 2012 in partnership with Max Adler (TV Show “Glee”), who was bullied as a child. Max’s A-B-C creates change through the integration of creative Arts and performing exercises with peaceful language and conflict resolution skills, based upon research that specifically addresses the critical issue of bullying among our youth. It provides an awareness of the internal and external processes involved in bullying, and presents alternate forms of behavior that helps build confidence and communication skills so important for students challenged by the stress of school and peer pressures.