Job Training in the Arts

Middle school students join either Computer Arts or Studio Arts, known together as Job Training (JT). Students are required to treat this training as a “real job”– showing up on time each day, working collaboratively, completing projects on time, and formally presenting their work at gallery openings. The 2018 theme Crosscurrents in the Arts and Sciences was determined by students during class discussions and Youth Advisory Committee Meetings. JT student Mikais (age 13) reported, “I’m better at problem-solving and making things, and I’m having fun!  I learn new skills on computers that I can’t learn at school.” 

By offering ongoing, long-term programming that emphasizes teamwork, respect, personal responsibility, and the development of problem-solving capabilities, youth gain important life skills that directly transfer to positive youth development.

Job Training in the Arts is a free, on-site program. Students commit to coming 2 days per week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday). Please stop by DAVA for an application to join.

Job Training in the Arts hours:
Monday through Thursday, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
(Summer hours from 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.)

2014 National Arts and Humanities
Youth Program Awards Winner

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Klow and Amin shoot a film Job Training student Juan builds a model for the Shelter show Guest artist Rick Griffith with Job Training students Hung in the Computer Art Lab