Portside Arts Center’s Teen Internship & Mentorship program gives high school students the opportunity to work one-on-one with Portside staff to help further their mission to empower the children and adults of their community with opportunities to develop their artistic abilities, awaken the imagination, and build self-esteem and confidence. Through the arts, Portside provides a safe haven for the community to nurture creativity, diversity, literacy and health for the betterment of all.
Portside gives their interns real life experiences in teaching, marketing & public relations, communications, broadcast media, journalism, curating art exhibitions, arts therapy and much more.
Here’s a quote from Founding Director Kim Creighton about the work two Portside interns recently did at the center:
“We are so happy to have agreed to a supervised mentorship with two wonderful students from El Centro de Estudiantes. It has been a very rewarding experience for all of us. For the past 6 months Chrystal Cruz and Jaylisa Perez have assisted us in our daily tasks and worked on their senior projects every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 until 2:30 religiously. They worked diligently together along side their teacher Helen Rowe, toward a common goal, their senior project, which was ‘How to Curate an Art Showing.’ They gathered art from their classmates and teachers in anticipation of hanging them on the walls of the Starboard Side Gallery, at the Portside. They designed an actual Show Card, gathered names of people they thought would enjoy their art show, Facebooked and flyered for the event, and organized food and snacks.”
To learn more about the Portside Art Center Teen Internship & Mentorship program, click here!