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Freedom School: JustArts


The Middle Project Freedom School presents JustArts

What is JustArts?

JustArts is an educational program that invites students in grades K – 12 to explore and encounter justice through the arts. As a program of The Middle Project, JustArts is committed to raising ethical leaders for a more just society. As the young people express their creativity, they will discover where they can make a difference in their communities. JustArts explores themes of identity, belonging, and our purpose to be and bring hope and love to the world.

JustArts supports children, youth, and families in five areas:

  • high quality academic enrichment
  • parent and family involvement
  • civic engagement and social action
  • intergenerational leadership development
  • nutrition, health, and mental health

In previous programs, students explored themes of identity, belonging, bullying, food justoce, civil rights leaders, and gender equality through painting, writing, acting, and other artistic mediums mentored by local artists and social activists.

Where Justice meets the Arts

In JustArts, children and youth will engage at the intersection art and activism, courage and creativity, exploring justice through the arts. Activities take place at Middle Collegiate Church and in local parks around the East Village. For more information about our ongoing JustArts programs and events, contact Rev. Jim Kast-Keat at jimkastkeat@middlechurch.org or 212-447-0666.

JustArts Day Camp

Last year’s camp was a huge success! More than 35 children attended. For more about the camp, click here. Stay tuned for more information about upcoming events.