The Keys 2 Life Performing Arts Camp is an intensive virtual 4-week program that serves as an expansion of The Yunion’s Keys 2 Life Mentoring through Music prevention and life skills after-school curriculum. Keys 2 Life, established in 2010, is a music-based program that teaches prevention of and abstention from negative experiences such as substance abuse, pre-marital sex, and teen pregnancy by targeting middle school students with a strong interest in the arts and music industry.
Due to Covid-19, K2L camp will take place this summer on a virtual platform. Gathering as a family looks different in the face of our new adversities but it is still as essential as it has always been to connect with people for support. Every camp day will begin with a “pick me up” session led by main instructors, camp assistants, and life guides. We want to maintain a central focus and goal setting each day before we move forward in instruction. This short live session will include interactive engaging activities to get us all going. We will engage in life skills classes in small groups online. The aim is to study lessons that will equip and empower youth to make healthy life choices that will enable them to confidently navigate through obstacles and challenges.
Main track classes— Acting, Beat Making, Song Writing, Orchestral String Instruments, and Dance—are presented by our instructors to teach technique in the various performing arts fields. Every track will have detailed pre-recorded instructional lessons for our students in alignment with the script for our TV show. Live session feedback will be offered after the class session time with instructors, tech support, and camp assistants to guarantee that each person is achieving the goal of every lesson. Closeout sessions will include open mic talent show time, acknowledgements and shout-outs, and announcements to keep us all on task gearing up for our final performance TV Show. Programming will run 5 days a week, Monday-Friday for four consecutive weeks from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
The Keys 2 Life camp experience will provide participants with evidence-based prevention curriculum while encouraging, educating, and empowering youth through key principles in music, poetry, and dance. Returning students will participate in leadership development training and/or prevention and life skills curriculum. Students will be placed with a professionally trained instructor that will help nurture their talents and abilities in their specific area of interest. Those who commit to this program will be enriched socially, academically, psychologically and of course artistically.
The Keys 2 Life Performing Arts Camp is focused on the development of the whole child. The sessions take a multi-faceted approach to include music and artistic development as well as youth development.
Purpose of Music
Spoken Word Poetry
Mixing & Editing
Marketing & Promotion
Fun Virtual Field Trips
Life Skills Training
Here are some benefits for children who attend the Keys2Life Performing Arts Summer Day Camp.
You know the WHO, WHAT, WHERE, and WHEN, Here is the WHY.
Increased knowledge of music’s influence on ideas about self and on decision-making.
Increased knowledge of risk factors associated with HIV, other sexually transmitted diseases, and substance abuse.
Development of self-motivation, self-confidence, and positive decision making skills.
Exposure to various aspects of the music industry and performing arts (writing, recording, production, instruments, dance, performance, theater, marketing, etc.).
Development of portfolio and audition materials to support future endeavors in the arts.
10-17 yrs old
Due to the intensive instruction and fast paced learning environment of our camp, enrollment is geared towards students who are ages 10-17. Students must be entering into the fifth grade or higher in the Fall of 2020 and proof of age is required. Students will be required to demonstrate a willingness to learn and grow and are expected to be timely, professional, and adaptable to a fast-paced environment.
Only students with a strong interest in music and the arts should apply for this camp.
Enrollment is first come first serve so we encourage you to submit as early as possible.