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Help NBAF ensure that every child in our community, regardless of their circumstances, can enrich their lives and build their future through the arts as we work to uplift the next generation.

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Help NBAF ensure that every child in our community, regardless of their circumstances, can enrich their lives and build their future through the arts as we work to uplift the next generation.

NBAF: Expose. Educate. Engage. Entertain.

NBAF (National Black Arts) has proudly presented youth arts education programs for decades and presented in-school arts education for the last 4 years. Our education programs bring much-needed arts education to public schools in underserved areas, and include school-based arts education disciplines in dance, film/media, fashion design, and visual arts education; while providing mentorship to support academic improvement and preparation for post-secondary education and/or careers in the creative arts. We are implementing two in-school educational artistic programs: Move/Dance! and NextGen Artist.

Move/Dance! Program: The program marries the creative arts with the goal of addressing wellness and prevalent health issues that plague our communities such as diabetes and obesity, with fun dance lessons that support movement and exercise. The program also promotes educational enrichment and learning through the classroom experience that is augmented with journal writing and research about the rich history of Black dance, dancers, choreographers and dance companies that have paved the way. The program also encourages the students to improve their presentation skills for the public dance competition. This program has supported over 700 middle-school youth and since inception in 2015 has partnered with five Title 1 public schools: Sylvan Hills Middle School, Jean Childs Young Middle School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, and Ralph J. Bunche Middle School.

NextGen Artist Program: The program aims to support and nurture the dreams, creativity and artistic talents of emerging artists of African descent. The program provides a structured artistic curriculum with workshops, classes, lectures, mentoring, business and professional development, and opportunities for competitive scholarships. This transformational experience merges industry partnerships and leaders in film/media, visual arts, and fashion. The program goals include increased presentation skills (written and verbal), creating academic success and pathways to higher education. Additionally, "Rising Stars" students participate in the Summer Immersion program with Savannah College of Arts and Design (SCAD), for a one-week on campus experience attending classes in their artistic discipline. The program has supported over 200 middle-school and high-school students since its inception in 2017 and has partnered with four Title 1 public schools: Booker T. Washington High School, Benjamin E. Mays High School, George Washington Carver High School, and M.R. Hollis Innovation Academy Middle School.