During our 2020 Youth Summer Camps, The Crucible staff and faculty showed that we could successfully adapt our classes with new health, cleaning, and safety procedures in place—including temperature checks, individually prepared material bags, physical distancing, and mask wearing enforced at all times. The Crucible will continue to follow best practices and stay in accordance with the, most up-to-date orders defined by the county department of health, under the guidance of the state.
This program is intended as a pilot. The remaining half of spots in these day-time youth classes are currently for sale for parents who can cover the costs of providing their youth with day-time arts education curriculum. In October, The Crucible team will reflect and fine-tune, with the goal of continuing to offer an expanded subsidized youth programming into 2021.
The Crucible remains dedicated to our mission of inspiring creative exploration and expression through welcoming, hands-on arts education and experiences for people of diverse ages and backgrounds. Ensuring access to hands-on learning and arts education has never been more important. You can learn more about The Crucible’s Youth Programs on our website and support our efforts to keep the industrial arts accessible to everyone at TheCrucible.org/support.
Priority for Oakland youth of color and youth from low-income families
Youth, ages 8-18, who attend Title One and/or an Oakland Unified School District school are encouraged to apply for a scholarship spot in these three-day, youth classes, which run from 12-5pm. With availability in welding, woodworking, ceramics, and more—we ask that youth review upcoming class offerings and indicate their class preference in the application.
All students who are accepted into the program must still pay a portion of material costs to ensure buy-in and encourage attendance.
Help Spread The Word
Many of the normal ways students learn about our youth programs have been impacted by COVID-19. Help us get the word out about this new opportunity for young people to get hands-on this fall! You can share this post or download our press release for distribution and help us fill this pilot program and continue providing valuable, transformative arts education for Oakland’s youth.