Pelham Prep Academy, 925 Astor Avenue, Bronx, NY 10469

Art Club Presentation

Pelham Preparatory Academy Empire Afterschool Program

2020-2021 Teacher’s Schedule

Teacher Club Title Link Schedule Email Description
Ciara Geraghty Art Club Community Change (Mon. & Thurs.) 3:30-pm-6:30pm The goal of art club is for students to have an opportunity to create artwork that relates to and reacts to their community and the world around them. Students are taught the value of art in society and will learn the role that an artist has to the world around them.

In visual arts club, students come twice a week after school for an opportunity to express themselves, grow in technical art skills, and challenge themselves creatively. Students are regarded as artists and the classroom is regarded as their studio. That being said, students learn where and how supplies are stored, learn techniques to help them use the supplies, and participate in studio cleanup. Not only are students expected to think and create like artists, but to understand the importance and value of the supplies.
Maisa Chowdhury Advisory Club Career Visions (Tues. & Thurs.) 3:00-pm-6:00pm To get students more aware of the college process and get them prepared for the next stage of their life.

It’s a non-mandated time to discuss their higher education studies. This is a space for students to explore their interests without it being mandatory.

Find out more about where PPA alumni and staff went to college, have discussions for students interested in athletics and the military, how to assimilate into college culture.

Some projects students have completed in my club are in- depth Linkedin searches regarding their potential careers. Another project students’ have completed are discussing college with PPA staff so that they can have a better understanding of college culture.

Some successes of my club have been that students have been able to narrow down their college search, understand if they want to dorm and narrow down their career choice.
O. Flannery Student Council Community Change (Wed. Thurs. Fri.) 2:45pm-4:45 pm Through this lesson, the group will explore issues of power and how power structures impact their lives. It also allows the group to begin to discuss systems of power and to build a set of shared experiences. Finally, real youth victories are illustrated so that youth start to recognize their own capacity to make change.

This activity may bring up strong feelings for participants.

Because this exercise asks personal questions it is best used with a group of youth who have already established trust with each other. The facilitator needs to be prepared to help participants understand how identity can shape a person’s experiences and how history influences which groups have power.

Conduct a group brainstorm of victories that youth have had organizing for something good in their communities.
Jerry Sieunarine BRIDGES CLUB
Legacy Model (Wed. & Fri.) 3:00 pm-6:00 pm Participants will explore and appreciate their identity. Participants will engage in equity, and diversity dialogues to further their understanding of self and others.

Participants will gain a better understanding around their own identity. In addition, they will learn how to engage in dialogue, inquiry and research to learn about themselves and others.

-Engage in Dialogue around race -Participate in identity wheel activity
-Create videos/tiktok around their identity
Zachary Itzkowitz, Steven Oquendo Bigger Picture Club TBD TBD TBD TBD