The Symbolic Art Center

Symbolic Art Center at Becker Middle School 

9151 Pinewood Hills Dr. Rm. #401

At the Symbolic Art Center we offer interactive before and after school programming for youth ages 4-14.

Symbolic Art provides a platform for all participants to express unique talents and creativity at school and in the communities where we live, work and play. Our core belief :

"All people are gifted with inherent artistic talents and abilities"

We recognize everyone as an 'Artist' to be inspired, nurtured and developed.

Symbolic Art is committed to offering an assortment of programming i.e. Before & After School, Seasonal Camps, Community Oriented Events, Sports & Fitness that fosters academic achievement, empowerment and self-development

"Artist Development" is what we do!

Symbolic Art programming is supported by the following schools:

'Artist Development' is what Symbolic Art programming is all about. We connect with youth within the context of what's most important to them. Guided by a spirit of building mutual respect we engage youth through programs that appeal directly to their interests. We seek to discover what "They" consider as "Fun" and attend to their needs both individually and collectively. We emphasize creativity, respect (especially for unique ideas) - having fun, and inspiring both individuality and teamwork

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The Symbolic Art Center is the place where youth ages 4-14 can feel safe from any form of bullying or peer related conflict.

The Symbolic Art staff closely monitors group interactions and are sensitive to attending to the needs of our youth and providing memorable experiences.

We adopt a zero tolerance policy for bulling, or any disrespectful behavior that distracts us from "Having Fun"! 

Symbolic Art staff collaborates with other non-profit organizations, alongside school Administrators, Deans, LVMPD, School Police, Parents and other trusted authority figures to help prevent destructive behavior related to any form of gang activity, bullying, graffiti etc. Symbolic Art, as a community partner is committed to serving as a liaison between parents/guardians, deans, principals and law enforcement to help protect our children from harmful situations.

Before & After School Programming

Symbolic Art offers before school programming at Discovery Charter School ~ 8941 Hillpointe Rd., 89134 | 7:00 am - 8:10 am ~ open to DCS, Becker MS & Lummis ES students. Early morning sessions include time for homework, board games and recreational activities on the playground 



A.S.A.P - After School Activity Program gets middle school youth involved in flag football, basketball, poetry, dance, audio/visual production and recording, music, community service and other interactive activities. Youth are challenged to focus on improving their academics while participating in other activities that expand their ability to think, grow and mature as responsible citizens within the community.

An increasing number of children are left home alone without adult care or supervision. We believe it is important for our young people to participate in a caring, interactive environment.

At the Symbolic Art Center our mission is to inspire creative expression and to encourage all young people to discover their unique talents and abilities.

Seasonal Camps - Symbolic Art has been offering seasonal camps i.e. Winter, Spring, Summer and specialty camps i.e. Thanksgiving and Day Camps for youth ages 4-14 since 2009. Weekly themes are adopted to appeal to camp participant interest in technology, academics, fashion, artistic expression, social interaction and so much more. Symbolic Art camps are an affordable option with fun-filled days packed with sports, recreation, video & board games, parties with live DJs, interactive group participation and field trips to our local supportive organizations. 

S.Y.N.C. - Symbolic Youth Networking Council is an organized body of youth committed to serve as positive role models for their peers as well as the community.

Youth council members participate in a variety of community service related projects that range from helping homeless youth, combating hunger, assisting teachers with school supplies a well as exploring solutions to eradicate bullying situations.

The core of S.Y.N.C activities involve helping others and communicating what's 'Hot' and what's 'Not' by young people for young people. Recurring after-school meetings are monitored by Symbolic Art staff *Youth ambassadors ~ and S.Y.N.C members are tasked with organizing and planning community service projects and encouraged to put their creative ideas to work for others. 

Community service hours are awarded for Youth Council participation

 Themed Art ~ Creative expression through arts & craft projects are inspired by unique ideas, the holidays or seasons. Our children get into the spirit of a theme to stimulate learning through artistic expression. Fine motor coordination skills,  improved self-esteem, teamwork and bonding are just a few developmental benefits realized through Symbolic Art programming.

Symbolic Art Basketball ~ Developing  the "Fundamentals" through education, practice and positive reinforcement ~ key ingredients incorporated in our basketball program that is open to boys and girls ages 6-15.

Symbolic Art coaches teach and inspire learning the intangibles of the game

~ hard work, perseverance, positive mental attitude, fair play and sportsmanship ~ 

Student athletes learn within a stress-free environment without the high demands associated with winning ~ losing or aggressive competitive play.

Athletes who try out for their respective school's team but do not make the cut are offered this opportunity to refine their skills as necessary to gain confidence while competing within a team environment as well as an outlet for exercise, fitness and training

Please email us for more information.

Symbolic Art Offers Diverse Programming in Five Key Areas

  • Academic Enrichment 
  • Sports, Fitness & Recreation
  • The Arts - Artist Development
  • Internet Safety, Health & Life Skills
  • Character & Leadership Development

Symbolic Art Youth Empowerment Programming

"Be Brave" ~ A unique youth empowerment initiative made possible by the collective efforts of strategic community partnerships which consist of local law enforcement, non-profit and for profit organizations and other caring adults. Nevada Child Seekers, Symbolic Art and LV Metropolitan Police Dept. (NWAC) lead the charge of the Be Brave movement to eradicate bullying situations.

 A primary objective is to encourage youth with love and positive reinforcement by helping improve self esteem and inspire the courage to be an "UPstander" when observing unsafe situations. Youth are given the tools and permission to report bullying situations wherever found.

 The Be Brave team is committed to clearly defining what bullying is and what it is not while providing three easy steps to remember. "BE BRAVE" is about being brave enough to do the right thing and reporting incidents when they happen. 

After School Program @Symbolic Art
After school programs at Symbolic Art emphasize youth development through sports, after school education, peer-to-peer tutoring, enrichment and recreation
Lummis FunPlay Club & Activities Program
Lummis Elementary students hang out with Symbolic Art at Discovery Charter School
Richard H Bryan FunPlay Club
Richard H Bryan FunPlay Club is an after school program where children work on homework, participate in sports, arts & craft projects, hang out and have fun!
Symbolic Art Fun Play Club at Discovery Charter School *Mon-Fri AM & PM Sessions
Discovery Charter School students are invited to join Symbolic Art's - Before and After school programming with homework help, sports, recreation, arts and crafts, academic enrichment and much more
Thanksgiving Camp with Symbolic Art
Thanksgiving camp with Symbolic Art - Youth ages 4-14 enjoy fun-filled days with Symbolic Art while engaged in arts & craft projects, sports & recreation, indoor & outdoor activities and so much more
Symbolic Art Winter Break Camp, 2017-2018
Symbolic Art Camps offer daily sports, recreation, arts and craft projects and other interactive activities for youth age 4-14
Symbolic Art Summer Camp, 2017
Symbolic Art Summer Camp, Experience 2017; Nine fun-filled weeks of sports, recreation, arts & crafts, online safety workshops, indoor/outdoor games and more. Youth ages 4-14 are invited to attend
Symbolic Art Kids Night Out
Kids Night Out. A Symbolic Art community event for youth ages 6-12. This is a great opportunity for parents to enjoy a couple of hours away while the children have fun in a safe & engaging environment
Kid's Night Out at Richard Bryan ES
Kid's Night Out is a Community Event Sponsored by Symbolic Art available for Richard Bryan youth ages: 6-12
Symbolic Art Community Partnerships Making a Difference
Symbolic Art community partnerships make an impact and a meaningful difference in the lives of youth.
SYNC - Symbolic Youth Networking Council
SYNC - Symbolic Youth Networking Council Organizes and Participates in Community Service Projects, Activities and Specialty Youth Events
Symbolic Art's Silent Disco Event
Symbolic Art Presents: Silent Disco - "Powered by Silent Events" - Middle School Students are Invited to Experience the Power of Music in Their Ear. March 23, 2017
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Symbolic Art Sports, Workshops & Programming
Symbolic Art Sports, Workshops & Community Based Programming Include: Creative Arts & Crafts, Sports, Recreation and Related Activities for Youth ages 4-15
Symbolic Artworks, Workshops & Creative Designs
Symbolic Artworks, Workshops & Creative Programming Include: Original Artworks & Crafts, Recreation and Activities for Youth ages 4-15
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