Free Summer Day Program for Inner-City Youth in Erie

The Inner-City Neighborhood Art House offers a free day program during the summer from late June to mid-July. Applications open in early May. Class size is limited; classes are filled on a first come, first served basis.

The summer program offers five weeks of summer programming for youth 7-14 years of age (morning session), and 10-18 years of age (afternoon session). Each week is independent of the others; therefore, participants can sign up for a single week or any combination of weeks.

Neighborhood Art House Volunteer Summer Program Erie, PA

Youth can sign up for the Hooked on Books Program where an adult reads to a child. Our volunteers come over their lunch break to read to the children from 12:05-12:35 pm. Students must be 10 years old to sign up for afternoon classes. 

Once you are registered, you will receive a postcard indicating that you have been accepted.

Types of Classes

  • Art: Paint, Draw, Printmaking, Crafts, Watercolor, Photography, Computer Art, Clay, Sew, Digital Media, Sculpture, Acrylic, Field Trips, Knitting
  • Music: Guitar, Music, Drums
  • Literacy: Creative Writing
  • Movement: Tap Dance, Begining Acro, Hip Hop,  Dance Movement, Acting
  • Environmental Action: Green Team, Gardening, Field Trips

    Monday through Friday 

    5 Weeks 

    10:00-11:00  1St Period (Ages 7-14)  

    11:00-12:00  2nd Period (Ages 7-14)  

    12:05-12:35  Hooked on Books (If not taking Hooked on Books then pick up is at Noon)

    Lunch at the Art House: Only for students attending morning and afternoon classes: Free lunch will be provided by the YMCA of Greater Erie.

    1:30-2:30  3rd Period (Ages 10-18 Afternoon Classes)  

    2:30-3:30  4th Period (Ages 10-18 Afternoon Classes) 

    2024 Dates: June 17th - July 19th

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