Boyhood & Girlhood Recreated


Boys' Arts Express and Girls' Arts Express are parallel single-sex after-school programs that help boys and girls ages five to twelve transcend limiting expectationsespecially those based on gender stereotypes and build emotional competence, confidence, resilience, and social skills. Through fun, thoughtful creativity-education activities, such as woodworking, visual arts, storytelling, expressive movement, cooking, and community-service projects, boys and girls learn how to recognize what they are feeling, gain confidence in expressing those feelings, and develop skills to manage them constructively. In the process, children learn about themselves and each other, develop a sense of community, and build a well-stocked emotional toolbox that helps them navigate the challenges of growing up without losing touch with their authentic selves.