NEW YORK CITY PROGRAMS
In NYC, ASTEP Volunteer Artists deliver creative arts programming to low-income, immigrant, refugee and juvenile justice-involved youth populations. One-to-two-hour volunteer opportunities are available year-round as well as four- and six-week summer camps.
ASTEP on STAGE!
Through one- to two-hour workshops, ASTEP Volunteer Artists perform and engage with youth affected by homelessness, HIV/AIDS, gun violence, incarceration and the justice system. Through after-school community organizations, ASTEP provides a safe space in which youth can acquire skills in the arts and learn to use artistic tools to communicate effectively, think creatively, and improve their collaboration and problem-solving skills. Learn more!
ASTEP at Refugee Youth Summer Academy
A team of 16-18 ASTEP Volunteer Artists lead the creative arts classes at the Refugee Youth Summer Academy, which supports the personal growth, cultural adjustment, and education of multicultural refugee youth and helps them successfully transition into the US school system. Learn more!
Incarnation Children’s Center
A team of 4-6 ASTEP Volunteer Artists lead day-long art camps up to six times a year for the Incarnation Children’s Center, a pediatric facility for children living with HIV/AIDS and other cognitive disabilities. ASTEP’s workshops engage students with experiences that focuses on developing a strong sense of community, deepening their capacity for creating, and exposing them to the performing arts. Learn more!