Children's Arts Guild

Guild Mission:
The Children's Arts Guild helps children transcend limiting expectations and explore and develop their authentic selves through creativity education.

Children’s Arts Guild Programs:

Boys' Arts Express - 
Our core program helps boys ages five to twelve build emotional competence and resilience by supporting them in retaining their spirit and vitality. Through fun, thoughtful activities, such as visual arts, expressive movement, carpentry, cooking, singing, and community-service projects, boys learn how to recognize what they are feeling, gain confidence in expressing those feelings, and develop skills to manage them constructively. We offer the program in age-appropriate components in a variety of after-school and out-of-school settings.

Girls' Arts Express - 

Through the program, girls ages five through twelve will develop social-emotional skills through the spirited, active exploration of creativity and the arts. Through fun, thoughtful activities girls will learn about themselves and each other, develop a sense of community, and build a well-stocked emotional toolbox that will help them navigate the challenges of growing up without losing touch with their authentic voices. All activities will be tailored to meet the needs of the girls participating in the program. The emphasis will be on process rather than product, with guided reflection as the most important part of each process and project. The conversation will also be driven by the students wants and needs, and reflect where they are in their social-emotional development.

Green Apple Kids 

GAK Mission:

Through environmental education, Green Apple Kids empowers urban youth to be positive stewards of their communities.

Program Highlights: 

We offer hands-on, child-centered science and art based programming for pre-K through 5th, that will enhance the participants’ understanding of their own personal bodies, their immediate environment, and the larger world that we all inhabit. This program will encourage youth to become more insightful about who they are, the gravity of their actions, and how they can make positive choices for themselves and the Earth.

Sixth Street Youth Program

Sixth Street Youth Program (SSYP), is an arts, creative writing, urban gardening and cooking based after school program for youth ages 5/6 and up. SSYP provides daily time for homework support, and quality enrichment workshops in an intimate class setting. With a capped enrollment of 20 students per day, each child receives thoughtful guidance and support that is needed to foster their individual and creative growth.

Location: Sixth Street Community Center, 638 E 6th Street, between Avenues B and C.

Dates and Times: Mondays through Fridays, 2:45- 6pm, pick-up from Earth School is available upon request.

Program Cost: SSYP fees are sliding scale determined by household income. All families are encouraged to apply regardless of financial means, SSYP aims to make the program accessible for all.
For more information or to enroll: email, or call 212-677-1863 (ask for Jen or Libby), or visit our website