What are Micro-Programs?
Micro-programs are our normal programs, using the arts to teach literacy and resiliency by connecting youth throughout the world in collaborative arts projects, but for a very limited number of students. Programs are in-person, limited to 5 students* each and run for 4 weeks. All programs are held at Voices of the Children’s office at 407 S. 1st Street in Mount Vernon, WA.
*Masks and daily temperature checks are required to participate.
What are we missing most in this time of global pandemic? Personal connection. And that’s exactly what our programs offer! As a response to Washington State’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s recommendation for social-emotional learning opportunities for our youth during the COVID-19 school shutdown, we have tailored some of our programs for very small, in-person learning opportunities for interested families. While our programs use the arts to teach literacy, they are not sponsored or sanctioned by any school district and participants do not receive school credit for participating. They are supplemental to a student’s in-class, distance learning.
What programs are offered?
Poetry & Art
Take a journey through the world of words and art, creating a variety of expressions of the mind and heart. This course will incorporate a range of written and artistic experiences and projects, culminating with a 3-Dimensional sculpture reflecting themes generated throughout the sessions. It will end by mutually sharing our art with Syrian refugee children living in Jordan who will be simultaneously participating in the same activities half a world away. This collaboration will help connect children and build understanding across the globe.
3rd Grade - 5th Grade
Thurs. Nov. 19th 2:30 – 4:00
Thurs. Dec. 3rd 2:30 – 4:00
Wed. Dec. 9th 3:00 – 4:30
Thurs. Dec. 10th 3:00 – 4:30
Wed. Dec. 16th 3:00 – 4:30
Thurs. Dec. 17th 3:00 – 4:30
Butterfly Project: Resilience Through Clay
Using writing and ceramics to address the unique struggles and challenges that face young women worldwide.
9th - 12th Grade Girls Only
Mon. Nov. 23rd 3:00 – 4:30
Mon. Nov. 30th 3:00 – 4:30
Mon. Dec. 7th 3:00 – 6:00
Mon. Dec. 14th 3:00 – 6:00
Who is teaching the programs?
What do the programs cost?
The cost for each four-week program is $250.
No experience is necessary to participate and this fee covers all equipment and materials needed for the program.
* The ability to pay for our programs should never be a barrier for participation. Need-based scholarships are available. *
Have more questions?
This is a crazy time with many uncertainties. We are here to help and support you so please don’t hesitate to reach out. There are no stupid questions!