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Arts Aspire Program


Thank you for your interest in the Summer Teen Arts Ambassador Program.
We are currently not accepting any more candidates for the Summer Session unless they have experience in theatre and/or performing arts.
If so please email

Our school year program will begin in the fall. 

School Year Session 2023-2024

September 2023 - May 2024

  • Fall Term: September - December 2023

  • Spring Term: January - May 2024

In this FREE program, teens will: 

  • Explore and examine their shared interest in the arts

  • Learn and develop communication skills

  • Build camaraderie and connections with fellow participants and the Center staff

  • Earn community service hours while volunteering at Center events and programs

  • Gain access to the Center’s galleries and view exciting exhibitions 

  • Showcase skills gained and developed during meetings at a culminating presentation

  • And much more! 


Apply today! 


All applicants must commit to:  

  • Signing the Arts Aspire participation agreement with their parent/guardian

  • Attending mandatory meetings up to 2x a month on Mondays 4 - 5:30 pm

  • Completing a minimum of 15 hours of community service during the Fall Term and
    20 hours during the Spring Term of the School Year Session

  • Adhering to our program policies (hours requirement, cell phone policy, attendance etc.)


Space is limited! Don’t miss your chance to apply! 


It’s an easy two-step process:  

  • Fill out the online application. 

  • Participate in an informational phone interview with a member of the Education Department staff. 


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Enjoy the visual or performing arts?

Enjoy working with kids?

Looking to earn service hours in a fun and creative environment?

The Teen Arts Ambassadors Summer Session offers counselor-in-training positions at our Summer Arts Camp. 

To be considered for a position in the program, teens must: 

  • Register and submit the $50.00 non-refundable fee

  • Have a teacher, coach, or guidance counselor complete a recommendation form

  • Complete a brief virtual or phone interview to make sure you are a right fit for the program

Accepted candidates will:

  • Assist campers to follow instructions during activities.

  • Interact with campers and the camp team in an engaged and positive manner.

  • Help set up the camp space for activities and model the cleanup process for campers.

  • Play and organize games and activities for campers during breaks. 

  • Further develop their leadership and communication skills. 

  • Collaborate with other teen volunteers to complete tasks. 

  • Assist in supervision of campers during activities, snack, and lunch breaks.

  • Follow and adhere to the policies and procedures outlined in the Arts Aspire Handbook.

  • Earn up to 300 community service hours.

  • And much more!

If accepted:

  • Submit the remaining $150.00 to participate in their first term.

  • Complete a Level II Background Check.

  • Attend the mandatory training

Cost to participate: $50 Non-refundable Application Fee + $150 Administrative Fee

Total: $200 for first session. 

Only an additional $75.00 for second session.

If you were previously a TAA in the school year and/or summer: Those invited to participate in Summer 2023 will have the program fee waived. Additionally, you may be promoted to an Arts Associate and qualify for a small stipend!

For more information, please call 954.921.3274 or
email Akilah Somersall, Education Coordinator, at


Arts Aspire is funded in part by Arts Access grants from the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation and Hollywood Police Department Law Enforcement Trust Fund.

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