The Teen Center offers a variety of arts programs year round. Descriptions of programs are listed below.
MusicMakers inspires young people to produce music, and to create their life’s soundtrack.
Music is a vehicle to attract teens to safe after school programs where they have the opportunity to experience personal, academic and social growth through the joy of music. Young people need positive outlets for creative self-expression, and many have a keen interest in the performing arts. Musical study develops critical thinking, self-discipline, self-esteem, self-confidence and teamwork.
The goal of MusicMakers National Music Education Program is to promote young people’s natural love of music and to increase their appreciation of this art form while building their skills so they can express themselves using instruments such as the guitar or drums.
BGCK music programs provide instruments and staffing for lessons and an opportunity for members to learn and work in a recording studio. The Teen Center’s Music Studio is complete with guitars on the walls, drum sets on a small stage, keyboards, computers, microphones and digital mixing consoles. On any given afternoon you can find a small group in the studio laying down tracks, participating in a group lesson, learning, sharing, and most importantly, having fun!
Giving our Youth a Voice through the Arts
This year-round program encourages artistic expression among Club members ages 13-18 through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture while providing opportunities for members to create artwork for display in a local exhibit.