CASA – The Creative After School Arts Program
RFA CREATIVE AFTER SCHOOL ARTS PROGRAM
Rangeley Friends of the Arts is proud to introduce the Creative After School Arts Program: CASA. CASA is for students grades 6-12 interested in the performance arts and skill building enterprise. Or who just want a wonderful place to hang out with friends. CASA is the community’s much needed after school program where students can be someplace special: secure and supported. Engaged in their interests. Be it designing a project, helping with homework or cozying up in a corner. At CASA, latch key kids, artistic kids, ambitious kids, quiet kids, your kids, will find a relaxed healthy home-away-from-home where they can thrive.
The RFA Creative After School Arts Program is staffed by qualified employees trusted to manage the daily operation. The Lakeside Dance Academy will offer lessons. WRGY will work with students interested in broadcasting and engineering. CASA’s volunteers will provide workshops in theater performance and operations, music and performance, instruments, graphic art, fine arts and design, digital media, creative writing and community service. There will be a public arts project and a student-directed project each school year. At CASA the boisterous extrovert and the shy introvert will feel at home in our diverse and accepting environment.
The 2017 program will coincide with the 40 week school year, from September to June, during after school hours, Monday through Friday, until 5:30 pm. It is a completely free program. Drop-ins are welcome. It is held at the RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St. in Rangeley. CASA is partially funded by grants from the United Way of the Tri Valley, The Simon Family Fund, The Maine Community Foundation, Franklin Savings Bank, Dallas and Rangeley Plantations, and private donations.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.