Kuumba After School - Nia Centre for the Arts
Creative Connect

Kuumba After School

Looking to keep youth active and creative this school year?

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Kuumba After School is a hybrid (virtual and in person) engagement program that allows youth to explore new artistic mediums and build healthy peer relationships. The program is an opportunity for youth to chill, create and learn in a non-traditional setting. 

Each year, we bring professional artists and youth workers into the sessions to work with the group. In previous programs, artists like photographer Ebti Nabag, poet Keosha Love and crochet artist Chason Yeboah-Brown. With each session, youth will be guided in artistic explorations of their identity, build leadership and problem-solving skills, explore their creativity and importanty – create community with BIPOC youth who have similar interests.

This program is free and open to youth (12-18) across the GTA.

Each session, participants will be mailed the supplies and materials necessary to participate.

Interested in after school programming? Send an email to info@niacentre.org and we will provide you with the latest updates on Kuumba After School.

Take a Look at Our Programs from the Last Few Years

Participants in the 2022 program made African face masks and homemade shea butter with artist Chason Yeboah – Brown

During the summer of 2022, participants had the chance to explore Afro-Caribbean culture at the Royal Museum of Ontario before Caribana weekend.

During the pandemic, we pivoted our youth programs (including Kuumba After School) to virtual programs to keep youth engaged from at home.

Every weekday, enthusiastic youth tuned in to sessions with artists like poet/writer Keosha Love and multidisciplinary artist Nayo Sasaki-Picou.

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