The Symbolic Art Center

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Becker Middle School
9151 Pinewood Hills Dr. Rm. #401

At the Symbolic Art Center we offer interactive programming for youth ages 4-16. We encourage Symbolic Art participants to express creative abilities in school and in the communities we live, work and play.

Symbolic Art's core philosophy of honesty, integrity and respect are underscored by the following belief: We believe all people are gifted with an inherent artistic talent and ability - we see everyone as 'Artists' who need to be inspired, nurtured and developed.

Our programs are created around education, empowerment and self-development - these represent the main ingredients that go into creating our Seasonal Camps, After School Activities, Recreation and Community Service Projects.

Symbolic Art After School programs are supported by the following schools

'Artist Development' is what Symbolic Art programming is all about. We connect with youth within the context of what is important to them. Guided by a spirit of building mutual respect we seek to implement programs that appeal directly to the interests of our youth - we attend to their needs both individually and collectively by encouraging creativity, respect for unique ideas, having fun, and fostering growth and continuous development of natural talent, skills and abilities.

Our programs: Inspire discipline, self-confidence, self-esteem and personal improvement through peer-to-peer support, interactive groups, creative workshops, athletics and mentoring.

The Symbolic Art Center is the place where youth ages 4-14 can feel safe from any form of bullying or peer related conflict. We adopt a zero tolerance policy for any behavior that distracts us from "Having Fun"! The Symbolic Art staff closely monitors group interactions and are sensitive to attending to the needs of our youth and providing memorable experiences.

Symbolic Art staff works alongside school Administrators, LVMPD, Deans, School Police, Parents and other authority figures to help prevent destructive behavior related to any form of gang involvement, bullying, graffiti etc. Symbolic Art is a non-profit, community organization serving as a liaison between parents, deans, principals and law enforcement.

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S.Y.N.C. - Symbolic Youth Networking Council is an organized body of young people committed to serve as positive role models for peers and the community. The core of S.Y.N.C activities involve communicating what's 'Hot' and what's 'Not' by young people for young people. Through recurring after-school meetings S.Y.N.C members organize and plan community service projects as the result of their creative ideas.

A.S.A.P - After School Activity Program gets youth involved in flag football, basketball, poetry, dance, audio/visual production and recording, music, community service and other interactive learning. 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 at home without adult care or supervision. We believe it's important for our young people to participate in a caring, interactive environment. At the Symbolic Art Center our mission is to encourage all young people to discover their unique passion.

-- Themed Art Themed art involves creative expression highlighting particular ideas, holidays or seasons. Children get into the spirit of a theme as a means of learning through artistic expression.

The Developmental Basketball League is open to boys and girls ages
6-15. This program teaches the fundamental disciplines of the game. Teamwork, passing, dribbling and leadership are the main areas of instruction. Student athletes learn within a stress-free environment without the high demands associated with winning and aggressive competition. Athletes who try out for the school's team but do not make the cut are offered this opportunity to learn skills as necessary to not only compete within a team environment but gain an outlet to exercise and stay active. Please email us for more information.

Symbolic Art Center offers diverse programming in five key areas:

  • Character & Leadership Development
  • Education & Career Development
  • The Arts - Artist Development
  • Sports Fitness & Recreation
  • Health & Life Skills

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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
Discovery Charter School and Symbolic Art FunPlay *Mon-Fri AM & PM Sessions
Discovery Charter students get to hang out with Symbolic Art staff - Enjoy fun-filled afternoons on-site @Discovery Charter School 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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!
Johnson Middle School *Before and After School Activity Program
Symbolic Art @Johnson Middle School is an after school program where youth can go to do homework, participate in sports, recreation and arts & craft activities
Symbolic Art Basketball, Developmental League
Symbolic Art Basketball developmental league is open for youth ages 4-16. Symbolic Art emphasizes teamwork, skills development and fair play
Becker Camps, The Symbolic Art Center
Becker Camps, Offered by the Symbolic Art Center Includes Daily Fun, Activities & Learning For Youth Ages 4-16
Symbolic Art Summer Camp, 2015
Symbolic Art Summer Camp, Experience 2015 - Ten fun-filled weeks of sports, recreation, arts & craft activities, indoor/outdoor games and more. Youth ages 4-14 are welcome to attend
Symbolic Art Fitness - Tae Kwon Do
Symbolic Art Fitness through Tae Kwon Do emphasizes self-discipline, exercise and mental stamina
SYNC - Symbolic Youth Networking Council
SYNC - Symbolic Youth Networking Council Organizes and Participates in Community Service Projects, Activities and Specialty Youth Events