The Advocate Leadership Institute

Our Vision:

Every generation is prepared and inspired to make a positive change in their community.

The Advocate Leadership Institute (ALI) is composed of rigorous, semester-long after school classes for Philadelphia youth who are committed to developing life and leadership skills through educational enrichment, performing art, visual art, writing, athletics and social justice.

See ALI's class offerings below or click the button to apply now.

 

Arts4All uses theatre, dance and music to develop essential literacy, critical thinking, and leadership skills in youth, positioning them for success in school and in life. Arts4All uses the arts to address pressing social issues of our time including racism, poverty, hunger and systemic oppression and to imagine and enact just solutions.

THE PAUL ROBESON PLAYERS - MUSICAL THEATER TRAINING PROGRAM

Acting, Dance and Vocal Coaching for Philadelphia students in grades 6-12

Monday through Thursday, 4:00-5:30pm & 6pm-6:30pm (Dinner at 5:30pm)

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Up2Us Coach is the first national service program to identify and train young adults to coach and mentor kids in low-income communities. Up2Us Sports inspires youth to achieve their potential by providing them with coaches who are trained in positive youth development. Through partnership with AmeriCorps, Up2Us Sports trains coaches on how to translate athletic skills to life skills for youth living in communities afflicted by violence and other negative social behaviors.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BASKETBALL (Ages 9-12)

Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-7pm

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm & 6-7pm

Art Sanctuary uses the power of black art to transform individuals, create and build community and foster cultural understanding. In the North Stars program, students explore relevant social movements from the Civil Rights area, and then are encouraged to express their interpretation of modern day issues via some form of the arts (including visual art, dance, writing, plays or theater). We work to ensure the reinforcement of core 21st Century Skills, especially those related to Learning and Innovation Skills, including creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving and communication and collaboration.


NORTH STAR ARTS

Open to Philadelphia students in grades 6-8

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-5:30pm