Mission: ASTEP uses the arts as a tool to empower young people with creativity, knowledge, and a strong sense of self-esteem, factors which help them advance their lives and communities. At ASTEP, we provide artists with opportunities to connect with global youths, allowing them to use their gifts to create meaningful and effective change for young people in need.
Target demographics: underserved youth experience the transforming power of the arts
Direct beneficiaries per year: close to 1,000 children!
Geographic areas served: USA, Africa, India, Ecuador
Programs: after-school arts education programs and multi-week art camps.
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ASTEP has been an invaluable resource for me as I look for volunteer opportunities in the Arts in New York City. THey are so well connected in the performing arts world, and provide unmatched arts education for young people throughout the world. I can't wait to work with them more as years go on!
When I was teaching in Nicaragua, the staff of ASTEP spent hours with me helping develop my program, and I wasn't even working directly through them! They are so generous with their time and talent--truly a leader in the field.