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.

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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

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National Photography Program


Age 6-18

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

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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.

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Music Makers


All Ages

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