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….

February Mic Madness

Mic Madness is back Wednesday February 26! Make sure to sign up for the competition before then by emailing micmadnesscompetition@gmail.com Please note the 4-7pm time slot!

NLA Crew Blog: Arts Week

We definitely wrapped up one of the best Arts Weeks today with Nowell Leadership Academy bringing their talents, skills and a lot of hard work over the course of the week. NLA Apprentices (pictured above) did their work hours at the Downtown studio, coming in each morning to work on their art assignments. Students worked…

Sign Up For Intensive Workshops

After the success of Devin’s Beatmaking intensive, we’ve got three more intensives coming up this session. Check out the flyers below for more info and sign up by emailing olivia.watson@as220.org or sign up in person at the studio.

Winter Classes Are On!

Check out our class schedule above! We’re back open on Fridays and have a new selection of week-long intensives.

Winter 2020 Class Sign Ups and More

Kick off the winter session with us! Have pizza, meet members and teaching artists, and check out the studio. Free and open to youth 14-21 years old. Thursday, January 9, 2020. 4-7pm at AS220 Youth! We will reopen for open studios 1/6/20. Regular hours and programming start Monday 1/13/20.

Kick Butts Day @ RIDOH

On March 20th, AS220 Youth attended the RI Department of Health Tobacco Free Teen Alliance event for Kick Butts Day, a “national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco.” AS220 Youth Council members have been working toward the event this Winter: Alex the Blue and…

Dance Blog: St. Patrick’s Get Lucky Jam

On March 16th 2019 AS220 Youth Dance Apprentices attended their first Jam! A jam is a freestyle Hip Hop dance competition where dancers from all over come to test their skills and pit themselves against each other for bragging rights and to win some cash! Students were encouraged to participate and compete, and most did….

Futureworlds Featured in “Reclaiming Digital Futures”

AS220 Youth and Futureworlds has been featured alongside 8 other exemplary organizations across the country that effectively engage students in digital learning. These orgs have been brought together by the Susan Crown Exchange to share ideas over 18 months. Read on to see how AS220 Youth’s pedagogy is responding to and influencing digital learning. And…