Back to School in NYC With SFH YAA Lab

Creativity and resilience are two of our students’ superpowers. We’ve been dazzled this week to see our creatively resilient, superheroic kids finding great new ways to show up for themselves and each other. To our students, teachers, and staff, and to all school communities everywhere, we salute you! 

This year, Sing for Hope is thrilled to announce the start of a new school year with an even more robust Sing for Hope Young at Arts Lab at Amani, serving 500 amazing youth from the Bronx, Mount Vernon, and southern Westchester county. 

We are honored to partner with this incredible community to provide in-school arts teaching that seamlessly connects to our robust after-school arts programs and summer camps. We’ve got jazz band, African drumming, dance, voice, musical theater, and our Citizen Artist leadership training, all taught by our incredible faculty. With a curriculum that ties in to the Sing for Hope Open Arts online platform and connects our students with the United Nations and UNICEF, we have a great year planned. It takes a village & we plan to spread the joy! 

Pictured: Students arriving; Amani Founder Debra Stern and Amani Principal Jamell Scott; Sing for Hope Young At Arts Lab Faculty Kat Rodríguez and Shirazette Tinnin; Sing for Hope Director of Education and YAA Founder Sharyn Pirtle; Music Teacher Regina Morgan; and Dance Instructor Steven Vilsaint