2023 Programming

Grooming Through Visual Arts (ages 9-16)

In this six-week program facilitated by local artists; Clarity Blackmon and Jahnai Easter, your youth will explore different art techniques and mediums, visit an art gallery and meet numerous established artists. Incorporated into the curriculum they will also learn how art can be a means to manage stress.

2023 Class Schedule and Registration Links Are Below:

1. Every Saturday beginning March 25th – April 22nd From 10am-12pm



2. Every Saturday beginning May 6th – June 10th From 10am-12pm



3.  Every Saturday beginning Nov 4th -Dec 9th From 6:30pm – 8pm



Grooming Through Music (ages 9-16)

Piano Lessons

This year long program exposes your youth to basic piano theory. They will attend weekly lessons led by our esteemed Pianist Ms. Lisa Thornton. She is offering a special rate for Grooming Greatness participants. Please contact Lisa directly to inquire about rates and schedule. Programming will culminate in a recital in which your youth will perform at our annual Black Tie Fundraising Gala.


Email lrthorn01@yahoo.com



This 6 week program explores the techniques of writing songs / poetry, each youth will travel through the process of developing their own lyrics. They will engage with facilitator, songwriter and vocalist Chloe Holliday. 


2023 Class Schedule and Registration Link Are Below:

Every Thursday beginning May 18th – June 22nd From 6:30-8pm.



Grooming Through Performing Arts (ages 7-16)

In this 6-week program youth will master foundational acting techniques facilitated by LaKeetha B. They will learn teamwork and develop stronger social skills while working together on a mini production.


2023 Class Schedule and Registration Link Are Below:

Every Monday beginning March 13th- April 17th From 6:30pm – 8pm



Grooming Through Photography (ages 14-16)

Your youth will participate in a 12-week program instructed by seasoned photographer Devon Green. Your youth will enjoy 8 weeks of photography skill instruction followed by 4 weeks of business acumen covering budgeting, bookkeeping, legal and branding.


2023 Class Schedule and Registration Link Are Below:

Every Tuesday beginning March 21st – June 6th From 6:30pm – 8pm



Grooming Through Fashion (ages 13-16)

Fashion Design

This 6 week workshop will take a youth through the creative process of designing a garment or accessory. This course will be instructed by fashion designer Gordon Holliday of brand Roole.


2023 Class Schedule and Registration Link Are Below:

Every Saturday beginning Sept 9 – October 14th From 10am – 12pm





Modeling Workshop Series and Fashion Show

This is opened to young ladies ages 13-16. This workshop coaches young ladies interested in modeling (no prior experience necessary). It is designed to teach confidence and character building through the runway experience. Youth will participate in the concept design, organization, outfitting and execution of the fashion show experience, which will culminate in their walking the runway of our 2023 annual women’s brunch and fashion show to be held July 29th 2023.



2023 Class Schedule and Registration Link Are Below:

Every Saturday beginning June  24th – July 29th From 10am -12pm



Westside History Club

This 5 week program will be a fun and interactive fusion of history and art. Youth will learn about prominent African American leaders in Charlotte while engaging in art related activities. The program will be conducted on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) and they will enjoy other fun surprises as well. Participating community partners in the program are From One To Some & JCSU.


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