KidPower is a 9 week afternoon summer program that features Arts-Infused curriculum, arts mentorship, and leadership development skills.

KidPower Students have access to enrichment opportunities (including urban farming, gardening, performances, and galleries) that create community connections.

KidPower offers a supportive environment that helps maintain social, academic and behavioral consistency during the summer months and empowers youth as leaders and peers. Many staff members and interns are bilingual. (Spanish)

Everything you need to know about our KidPower can be found in the Summer Brochure 2019 (pdf)



Kidpower is for 6-14 year olds who have completed kindergarten. It runs Monday-Thursday from 12:30pm to 4:30pm with optional free after-care from 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Students need to bring a nut- free lunch with them.
Urban Arts will provide a nut-free snack.

After the experience of the summer, students can join our After-school Program and become part of the Urban Arts Youth in Action Council which further empowers KidPower youth to acquire/apply leadership and developmental skills.


Program Cost

There is a non-refundable $15 registration per family
(Registration fee applies to the 9 week and free and reduced lunch payment options)

  • Tuition is free for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch and sign up for 9 weeks

  • Families who don’t qualify for free and reduced lunch pay $900 for 9 weeks per student

  • “A La Carte” families choose which weeks they want to attend and pay $120/week


Program Goals:

  1. Meet the holistic needs of underserved families and children who because of income, language barriers, and/or transportation issues would not otherwise be able to access our summer programs.

  2. Enrich social and emotional lives through creative arts experiences that support strong and productive relationships.

  3. Bring together the rich diversity of neighborhood children, families, and community to facilitate positive connections and appreciation of world cultures

  4. Establish a foundation for life-long learning through creative academic skill building and learning experiences to promote academic readiness.


Top 3 anticipated program outcomes:

  1. Increase interest in school, the arts, and life-long learning to create success that bridges other learning areas.

  2. Increase personal, social, academic and life-skills to support students in positive, productive living instead of engaging in negative peer influences and juvenile offenses.

  3. Decrease non-productive behaviors by increasing behavioral supports for disadvantaged students who are not otherwise being reached and who often experience behavioral problems in traditional classroom settings.

Urban Arts Academy has helped my child/children grow socially and artistically over the time spent there