“I have now only the 92nd Street Y here as a residency…The 92nd Street Y is extra, it's an additional thing, but certainly it's a partnership worth working hard to get and maintain.”
—Maureen Guido, Principal, PS/MS 278
The Schools Partnership Program allows 92Y to "adopt" public elementary schools that have virtually no arts programs and provide direct arts services tailored to the needs and artistic goals for the school.
Closely aligned with the NYC Blueprint for the Arts in all disciplines, the Schools Partnership Program currently provides over 3,700 students at nine schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx with at least 21 weeks, October through May, of customized visual art, dance, music, theatre, chorus and STEAM instruction each year. 92Y teaching artists work with classroom teachers and school arts specialists to link the arts to other areas of academic instruction and academic standards, helping students build skills through the arts that are transferable to other areas of their lives (e.g., problem solving, analytical thinking, concentration, listening).
Students learn the fundamentals of their respective disciplines through the use of proper technique, vocabulary, writing, improvisation and performance, supported by original curriculum materials provided to teachers and students. After-school scholarships are offered to select students in dance, music and visual arts. Free music and dance performances, literary readings, art exhibitions and workshops for Schools Partnership Program students and their families are held at 92Y.
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