Progressive Afterschool Art Community Education
Throughout the year, the Museum provides innovative after-school art programs to children living in underserved communities in Palm Beach County.
PACE provides a significant afterschool arts experience that affords a safe, consistent, and structured environment for children whose lives are often deprived of structure. PACE instructors are dynamic, caring role models who help their students develop self-esteem through positive achievement. Art projects and Museum tours expand the students’ world views by exposing them to multicultural and arts-integrated history, music, and literature as well as to the visual arts. It is the Museum’s joy and responsibility as an arts institution to provide this service to the community.
PACE succeeds in reaching children through partnerships with organizations that host the program, including: the Police Athletic League and the West Palm Beach Housing Authority; Gaines Park, West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation program; the Highridge Family Center; the Salvation Army Northwest Community Center; the PACE Center for Girls; and the Florence de George Boys and Girls Club of Northwood.
This program is generously underwritten in part by The Chastain Charitable Foundation, The Forrest & Frances Lattner Foundation, Marmot Foundation, The Berlin Family Foundation, Wells Fargo and The Christina Orr-Cahall Endowment for Community Outreach.