Bronx Academy of Letters is proud to host a growing program of artists-in-residence. What began as a Writers-in-Residence program in 2003 has now expanded to include two writers-in-residence, two actors-in-residence, a musician-in-residence and an activist-in-residence. Click here to learn more about the in-residence program.
Visual Arts at Bronx Letters serves both advanced and beginning students. Students from grades 6-12 have the opportunity to grow as artists and design-thinkers through project-based learning. Through art, students also learn about creativity, confidence, problem solving, perseverance, focus, non-verbal communication, collaboration, dedication, and accountability.
Bronx Loaf is an annual writers’ conference for teen writers that takes place in July at Bronx Academy of Letters. Students from all over the tri-state area participate in thoughtful, rigorous workshops led by professional writers, who will also conduct one-on-one tutorials.
They also enjoy several opportunities to read their own work in front of a live audience and to publish in Breaking Bread, the BronxLoaf anthology of student pieces. Participants will have ample time to break bread, enjoy fellowship, and make connections with writers from public and private schools. Anyone interested in applying, click here.
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jazz at Lincoln Center has a program for public schools in New York City and Bronx Academy is lucky to be one of the several dozen now receiving their support. The program consists of teacher training in the history of Jazz and its relationship to American history at the beginning of the year, a curriculum on jazz, 3 sessions on jazz from different periods at the school, and 2 school trips to Jazz at Lincoln Center to see a concert.
The Moth's mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. Through ongoing programs in more than 25 cities, The Moth has presented over 18,000 stories to standing-room-only crowds worldwide and it currently produces more than 500 live shows each year. The Moth runs storytelling workshops for high school students and adults in underserved communities through their Education and Community Programs.
Urban Arts Partnership's Story Studio is a proven effective arts and English language integration program for elementary, middle and high school students. Through the power of visual arts and storytelling, Story Studio advances literacy development for low-income English Language Learners by increasing comprehensive ELA achievement in reading, writing, speaking and listening.