The Academy focuses on artistic growth through a plethora of disciplines including, but not limited to, painting, illustration, photography, graphic design, fashion design, creative writing, and jewelry making.
The Paint Greater Than Initiative uses art and therapeutic approaches to inspire, empower, and foster safety within communities by utilizing flagship, mobile, and virtual safe spaces. We work to remove barriers and limitations for our participants, develop prosocial behaviors and form lifelong bonds. This initiative places a strong emphasis on community building and accessibility. It provides free or low-cost services to members of the community.
Our youth enrichment summer camp helps young people hone prosocial skills and enjoy safe summer, exposure-rich programming. This keeps children occupied during the most fatal season.
This project involves our afterschool and mentoring component. Our project mission lies within its name “ASPIRE” where we hope to build communities by “Advancing Social, Peer, and Interpersonal Relationships, as well as Education of youth and their families.” This mentorship program guides youth through business formation and gives them hands-on workforce development and entrepreneurial skills so that they can be financially equipped and less prone to crime and violence. We also provide resources and access to mental health care, homework assistance, tutoring, GED/supplemental education assistance, and parenting classes
The Power STREAM is a program that introduces youth to coding, mechanics, podcasting, music production, virtual reality, and augmented reality design while still providing traditional fundamentals of science technology engineering, and math while incorporating the arts.
Power Pedals is a wellness club where the goal is to get participants to build a healthier lifestyle and heal through movement. The program encourages participants to be a healthier version of themselves through biking, yoga and meditation, kickboxing, gardening, and other wellness activities.
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou
Stephen King says that "the scariest moment is always just before you start." At Power of Paint, we encourage our students to start, despite any obstacles. We've created a journal for their guide and encourage taking risks whilst trusting the stories within their hearts. Creative writing ta
P.O.P ASSISTED LEARNING SERVICES (PALS)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Power of Paint launched its virtual learning hub to assist families who were struggling to access education in a stimulating environment. Power of Paint wanted to do our part to ensure that our communities furnish articulate and vigorous future leaders. As mandates started to lift, we wanted to ensure that access remained for th
THE ANDERSON-HARRELL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Do you know a child who has been directly affected by gun violence? If yes, they could qualify for a fully paid summer camp and afterschool experience. Apply!
We will be providing some youth who were directly impacted by gun violence with scholarships to our out-of-school programs. The scholarship fund is in honor of two very strong women who were impacted by gu