Arts for Learning (A4L) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing teaching and learning through the arts, serving more than 5,000 children a year. With the tagline, “All Children. All Arts.” Our vision is that Miami’s youngest residents, from infancy through high school, are empowered by the arts to thrive in the world with knowledge, creativity, and passion. A4L’s comprehensive services include after school and summer programs, student studio programs, internships in the arts, arts integrated instruction, and teacher and artist professional development. A4L delivers programs at more than 50 preschools, schools, and out-of-school locations to give South Florida’s children and youth the chance to create.
Our Core Values
We Lead and Work with Love.
Our Culture of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access
We are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, by sustaining an organizational culture that is welcoming, nurturing, open, and safe for all to participate. We are a people first organization supporting the individuals with whom we work and serve. Our mission is to advance teaching and learning through the arts. This advancement relies on engaging our community. Engagement happens when people are genuinely included, heard, and valued. We lead and work with love, empathy, and positivity while encouraging tough questions, challenging and respectful conversations, reflection, and constant learning.
A4L Miami is affiliated with the national Young Audiences Arts for Learning network. Founded in 1952, the mission of Young Audiences Arts for Learning is to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. Our network is made up of local affiliated nonprofits that collectively impact more than 5 million young people each year. The national Young Audiences Arts for Learning network works collaboratively to advance arts in education through advocacy, communications, fundraising, program development, professional learning, and other support. To explore our national network, please visit: www.youngaudiences.org/YA-network-map.
Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts is the flagship education program of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. A nationally recognized leader in early childhood arts-based learning, Wolf Trap Institute trains early childhood educators to use the performing arts as a teaching strategy to engage children in active learning across curricula. Working through a wide network of partners and affiliates, Wolf Trap Institute reaches 75,000 students, teachers, parents and caregivers each year. Arts for Learning is proud to be South Florida Wolf Trap, one of 20+ Wolf Trap Institute affiliates across the country and around the world.