After School Program

Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center

The Arts After School Program provides tutoring, art classes, literacy practice, computer training, workshops, and cultural activities.


Who: Children grades K-5 (maximum age: 12)

Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 3-6 pm, coinciding with the school year.

Dates: Beginning September 11, 2017

Location: Garcia Arts & Education Center, 2021 Agnes St., Corpus Christi

Cost: Free

Includes: A free hot dinner, courtesy of the Food Bank of Corpus Christi

To register:

Contact the Garcia Center at 361-825-3600.


Components of the After School Program

Tutoring
Tutors assist students with homework and practicing difficult subjects. The tutors - students from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - receive guided support and training from experts to maximize best practices.

Art
Students receive daily art instruction from a professional artist affiliated with the Art Museum of South Texas. Students learn art history and explore various art forms and their own creativity. They can showcase their art in the children's art gallery section at the Garcia Center.

Literacy

Tutors teach guided reading practices and do literacy activities to help students learn to appreciate reading and discover topics that interest them. Students have access to our library for silent reading, educational projects and can enjoy playing one of our many literacy games designed to support reading skills.

Technology
The Garcia Center has a computer lab that students may use with supervision. Tutors teach basic computer skills associated with writing and research.

Workshops
Students learn about gardening, nutrition, diabetes, sun safety, Internet safety, water safety, and stranger danger. Additionally, tutors conduct STEM workshops and activities to help broaden students’ perspectives of the world.

Cultural Activities
Students are invited to participate in the “Visionarios Youth Art Contest” at the Art Museum of South Texas in February 2017, Dia de Los Muertos art projects, Christmas art projects, the Cesar Chavez March, and Cinco de Mayo activities.