Working in collaboration with schools, both in the classroom and during after–school hours, The Apollo fosters the realization of creative projects that, when combined with academic subjects, link students to all aspects of the arts. These arts education projects are forged through the planning and executing of activities, workshops, and other programming to meet students’ needs.
C.S. 154 the Harriet Tubman Learning Center – Harlem, NY
This partnership focuses on learning about the history of their community through a combination of storytelling, interviewing, and theater. Students in the upper grades learn how to craft unique questions and conduct an effective oral history interview with members of the community in order to bring their story to life.
Listen to the podcast series titled “Stories Our Elders Tell Us” below:
Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts – Harlem, NY
In conjunction with Social Studies and ELA Studies, students learn to capture and document oral history interviews using video recording techniques. Afterwards, they curate, combine, and edit the footage to make a documentary film.
John Adams High School – Ozone Park, NY
Working closely with the photography teacher, students learn to learn to analyze and edit the audio of an oral history interview, accompany it with the photo of the subject, and create an interactive installation. This provides students with a different perspective to view and celebrate their community.
PS/MS 279 Captain Manuel Rivera, Jr. – Bronx, NY
Our after-school theater program for 4th to 8th grade students engages students by diving deep into the process of producing a play from start to finish. We provide instruction in performance and other key production elements in a theater setting.