Our mission is to motivate young people to realize their self-worth, relate positively to others and connect their lives to a wider world by making learning more meaningful.
Educational Arts Team, a leader in the field of arts education since 1974, is an innovative non-profit enterprise incorporated in 1981 to improve literacy for low income urban students in low performing schools and provide positive cultural, social and recreational experiences in an outdoor setting during the summer months for local children.
We believe that all young people are capable of developing into creative, productive, and valued persons comfortable and confident in both academic and social settings. We also believe that all young people should have the opportunity to think, create, reflect, and be heard within a community of engaged learners.
The core of our literacy work centers on speaking and listening, reading, asking questions and writing. Through highly interactive, out-of-your-seat theater-based strategies, students explore text from novels and short stories to access meaning and create verbal and written responses.
During eight weeks of the summer Camp Liberty serves over 1,000 local children in a beautiful outdoor setting that provides artistic, cultural, and recreational experiences for young people of diverse ages, races, ethnicities and economic backgrounds.