In-Class Learning


In YMCA Powerful Schools’ In-Class Learning Program, we provide classrooms with in-class artist residencies and writing coaching for teachers that increase classroom-wide student engagement in literacy and arts. Through alternative teaching methods Powerful Schools is able to reach non-traditional and traditional learners alike. Last year we offered programming in 58 classrooms in four schools, serving more than 1,373 students, with an additional 1,225 students getting the opportunity to see a professional performing arts production.


Goal: Empower all students with strong academic, social and emotional skills;Engage all students through strong, differentiated instruction; Teach all students to express their ideas and their learning through multiple means.

Key Outcome: Students are motivated and engaged. 

Recent Success: During the 2013-2014 school year, 100% of teachers whose classroom received YMCA Powerful School’s In-Class Arts programs felt that arts learning enhanced or greatly enhanced learning in other core academic areas, including science, social studies, math, reading and writing.  In fact, 94% of students met ALL of their arts learning objectives. 

To learn more about our Integrated Arts Programming, Click Here!