Since 2002, the Girls’ Opportunities through Art and Leadership (GOAL) program has provided middle school girls with unique opportunities for skill-building and problem-solving in the areas of identity, creativity, and self-esteem. With an emphasis on art making, GOAL is led by local female artistic role models who engage the students in visual and performing arts experiences. While developing their artistic skills, students learn to use the resources within themselves and in their environment to create a vision for their present and future and to work towards their goals and dreams.
Over the course of the camp, GOAL girls spend their time focusing on the visual arts in the areas of painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, printmaking and collage with an added exploration each day on creative writing, poetry, movement and performance.
GOAL serves 12 students per session, and is offered three times per year including a two week summer camp, a fall Saturday workshops and a winter camp.
- GOAL is proud to promote overall community responsibility of young female development.
- GOAL has served approximately 350 young women since inception and will celebrate 15 years on June 9, 2017.
- GOAL scholarship requests average 25% of total registrants each year, therefore community support is paramount in DAC’s continued success of broad outreach to girls of all economic circumstances.
Participants of the GOAL program are nominated by peers, teachers, parents and community members. For more information, or to contribute to a GOAL scholarship, please contact Sandra Butler, Education Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 259-2606, Ext 15.