ZCAF’s HOW and SOAP
programs are designed to provide area youths
with a fun and supportive atmosphere. HOW reinforces academic initiative,
infusing creativity and career-focused information within the context of a
project-based arts education program. HOW focuses on the needs of various
learning styles – all with the focus on bridging the ‘achievement gap’ inner
city young adults confront. We teach them to collaborate on projects, cross
media, and believe in their own ideas.
Students will be learning, practicing, and refining
the kinds of skills and tasks that most people encounter on the job site.
For example, HOW students will collaborate on the design and installation of
their own art exhibit. This type of collaboration is translatable to many
career-based activities, such as: performance in a musical ensemble, work in
the military, and working in a large retail establishment.
SOAP and HOW offer a low staff-to-student ratio of 1
staff for every 10 students. ZCAF’s Teachers provide one-on-one assistance
with the development of student’s art portfolios, college applications, and
ZCAF’s Hands’ on Workshops will be a Partnership Between…
DCPS School-based Administrators and
Professional Artist-Educators & Certified DC Public
School Art Teachers
DCPS Students, Parents, and Guardians
ZCAF & DCPS Out-of-School-Time Programming
ZCAF & DCPS- Arts/Teaching & Learning Office