401 Gives April 1, 2020

Today April 1 only! AS220 is participating in 401Gives. You can donate here: https://www.401gives.org/ Your donation will: – enable AS220 Youth to keep paying Apprentices and Teaching Assistants – allow AS220 to continue to pay our staff and provide healthcare benefits – support the 60 residents who live and work in our three buildings –…

Dance Blog: Critique Week

This session’s critiques were amazing! We want to give a huge thank you to Edgar Viloria of 3 Live Dance Company who stopped by and gave our young dancer’s some great advice on how to improve their form and stage presence. The youth took the time to ask clarifying questions and see where they might…

AS220 Youth Continued Closures

After much consideration, we have decided that AS220 Youth will remain closed to the public through the whole month of April. It was not an easy decision, but we know the most important thing we can do right now is keep our community safe through social distancing. This means that Spring Session won’t start as…

Quarantine Resource Guide

Guide for Providence/Rhode Island youth broken into need categories: Hungry? Bored? Feeling okay? Parenting? Need something else? Please share!

Art Kits Available This Thursday

Thursday 12-3pm at AS220 Youth 115 Empire StreetA Bored already? Got projects you want to finish? Come get a free kit from us this Thursday! Kits include art making supplies, some basic needs supplies, and a snack. We will give you a RIPTIK to get home. Apprentices may be required to get a kit, so…

Program Closures | COVID-19

Updated 3/13/20 Due to increasing concern about Coronavirus, AS220 Youth Studio is closed for the rest of March. -Spring Class Sign Ups are scheduled for April 2nd. We will confirm this date and time in a few weeks. -Work for Apprentices: Apprentices will still be paid for this coming week and during our planning weeks…

Music and Media Blog: Critique Week

Last week, Youth members participated in critique week. Instructors invited guest artists to give feedback on youth artwork. Here are some highlights from the Music Crew and Media Arts Crew Critique. Big thanks to all our guest artists: Aja Delgado, Maly J, Edgar Viloria, Adam Chuong, Monay McNeil, and Rey Londres. Media Arts photos by…

Youth Council Attends Anti-Vaping Design Thinking Workshop

On Feb 18th the Youth Council (Jay Lew, Allam, Bernie, Blue, Jack, Keely, Efrel) attended the Department of Health’s Design Thinking Training. The Training was to learn how to apply the Design Thinking principles to how they look into changing policy around Teen Smoking and Vaping. -Janay Pina, Downtown Studio Manager

Winter 2020 Showcase

EDIT 3/17/20: This event is postponed, reschedule TBD. Youth members from our Downtown Studio and Nowell Academy will be coming together to share work they’ve created this session. Work in dance, music, visuals, apparel, and media will all have work to display and perform. Friends, family, and the public are welcome! Pizza will be served….

We need your help…

Please contact your General Assembly State Reps and ask for AS220 Youth’s DCYF funding to be reinstated! Effective Jan 1, 2020, the RI Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) informed AS220 that — due to DCYF departmental budget overruns — they would not be renewing AS220 Youth’s two contracts with the department, totaling $74,276 annually….