Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania’s Arts program encourages youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge, appreciation and performance. Art used as a relaxing hobby can offer mental health benefits of stress relief, improved everyday mood, creative thinking, boosted self-esteem, a sense of accomplishment, and improved clarity throughout the school day. This core program teaches youth:

  • Dance
  • STEAM Activities
  • Photography, Woodworking
  • Drawing, Painting, Crafts, and Ceramics
  • Creative Writing and Story-Telling
  • Guitar/Music Lessons, Chorus and Talent Shows
  • Theater Productions

The Arts program provides Clubhouse members a variety of opportunities to showcase their talents, including the National Photography Contest, the National Fine Arts Exhibit, and agency-wide performances and competitions.