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The Arts

Giving Kids a Voice through the Arts

These programs are designed to foster creativity in young people, and give them outlets for self-expression. From photography to hip-hop, our arts programs have something that will inspire everyone.


73% of low-income members ages 12 to 17 who attend the Club regularly say they earn mostly As and Bs, compared with 69% of low-income youth nationally.

According to 2017 BGCA youth outcome data and 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health data

Art Programs


National Photography Program

Age 6-18

The National Photography Program enables youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through the appreciation of photography.


Lyricism 101

Age 13-18

Lyricism 101 is a program designed to cultivate and amplify the powerful, formidable voices of Club teens.


Image Makers

Age 6-18

ImageMakers is a year-round program that helps Club members ages 6-18 learn the art and science of photography through multiple categories: Culture and Tradition, Portraits, Nature and Surroundings, Fashion and Style, and Editing and Filter. Photographs are displayed at local and regional exhibits around the world.


Music Makers

All Ages

MusicMakers inspires young people to produce music, and to create their life’s soundtrack.

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