451 E. 36th Street Charlotte, North Carolina 28205

Our Programs

A Day at Behailu Academy

Behailu Academy is an arts-based youth development program that empowers youth to find and use their voices through the arts, academics, and community service.  We accomplish our mission by offering a variety of classes including performing arts, music, visual arts, food and nutrition, technology, tutoring, and more.

We offer visual and performing arts, culinary and nutrition classes, martial arts, music, and mixed media art classes.  We offer three sessions each school year – Fall, Winter, and Spring.  During each session our students are afforded the opportunity to take a variety of classes.

Here is what programming looks like at Behailu Academy:

  • We pick students up from their schools and bring them to Behailu Academy.  At the end of programming each day we deliver students back to their homes.
  • Students check in, have snack (and dinner on evenings we offer later programming)
  • Students receive 1.5 hours of art classes each day
  • Students receive 1.5 hours of academic support/tutoring each day
  • Grades and social/emotional development are monitored
  • We engage our teens in enrichment opportunities in the evenings and on weekends
  • We are linked with outside agencies to help meet needs of our students and, in some cases, their families.

Current Offerings

Currently we are offering the following classes to our students:

  • Music
  • Singing
  • Theatre
  • Photography
  • Jewelry
  • Muay Thai
  • Culinary Arts
  • Drawing
  • Mixed Media Art
  • Coding/Programming

Past Offerings

We offer a varying mix of programming each session at Behailu Academy.  We check in with students to see what they might be interested in learning during upcoming sessions.  In the past we have offered:

  • Music
  • Improv
  • Theatre
  • Photography
  • Culinary Art
  • Jewelry
  • Paper Mache/Sculpture
  • Dioramas
  • Muay Thai
  • Music Therapy
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Mixed Media Art
  • Upcycled Art
  • Knitting
  • Mixed Fiber Art

 

Our mission is supported by monetary donations, in-kind donations, and the generous support of our amazing volunteers.  Just CLICK HERE to support our mission today!