August 2023

Fall Registration - Job Opportunities - In Loving Memory - 

Upcoming Events - July Highlights - Rehearsal Space

Important Dates

Folk Culture Presentation

Thursday, August 10

Street Festival Talent Auditions

Friday, August 11

Last Day of Summer Programs

Friday, August 15

Merit Scholarship Auditions

Thursday, August 17

Tuesday, September 12

Office Closed

Wednesday, August 19 - August 27


Ignite Your Passion: Register Now!

Fall Registration is Open

Don't let your child miss out on a school year full of exciting opportunities! Register now for our amazing fall/spring classes and give your child an unforgettable experience. We also offer free classes for all ages and financial aid options so hurry and register before classes fill up!

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Fall 2023 Brochure

Current Opportunities

Additional Employment Opportunities

Interested in getting more involved at Mind-Builders? Check out our available positions:

Job Opportunities : Get Involved : Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center.

“It takes a special kind of teacher to be a Mind-Builder."

In Loving Memory

We dedicate this month's spotlight, in loving memory, to longtime Mind-Builders family member, Ankh Ra Amenhetep.

Ankh Ra Amenhetep, founder of the Awakening Youth Ensemble, former Mind-Builders PYT Arts Director and Musical Director, and member of our PYT Alumni Reunion Committee, was an award winning songwriter, vocal coach and integral part of the Mind-Builders community. On July 6th his beloved family shared that he peacefully transitioned.

In his words, “at the tender age of fifteen years old I founded, musically and vocally directed and composed the music for a twenty-five voice community choir…. My mission and intention is to use the power of music and the voice as a vehicle of inspiration, education and empowerment!”

He will be sorely missed.

Folk Culture Final Presentation

Thursday, August 10th | 6:30-8:00PM

Our Folk Culture Program students will be holding their end of the summer presentation this month on Thursday, 8/10. Please check our website calendar this Friday for more details on how to attend.

"Can You Dig It?"

Thursday, August 10th

On 8/10, you can finally stream "Can You Dig It," an Audible Original by PB&J Productions!

Chuck D of Public Enemy, uncovers the birthplace of Hip-Hop and the historic Hoe Avenue Gang Peace Treaty of 1971.

Mind-Builders students and staff join in this inspiring audio series as cast members, celebrating art, music, and unsung heroes from New York's past.

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OHSF Talent Auditions

Friday, August 11 | 4:00-7:00PM

Last chance for talented young performers to audition for our Open House Street Festival Talent Contest.

Performers between the ages of 7-22 are wanted! All art forms welcome.

Talent Contest winners receive CASH prizes. Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your talent!

Click here for additional information.

Merit Scholarships Auditions

Ages 10-17: Aug 17, Sept 12

We will be holding Dance Auditions for our Merit and Pre-Professional Ensemble Scholarships. Scholarships include FREE Instruction, Discounted Tuition, Professional Development, Performing Opportunities, and more!

Click here for additional information.

July Highlights

The American Ballet Theatre

Earlier in July, a group of our students and staff from Mind-Builders, along with members of the Harlem School of the Arts, were granted the wonderful opportunity to attend the American Ballet Theatre's Dress Rehearsal of Swan Lake.

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BxCF Workshop

Mind-Builders was honored to host the incredible community workshop organized by The Bronx Community Foundation (BxCF). We gathered together, shared ideas, and bonded over a delicious meal that left us craving for more!

SYEP Interns

We're thrilled to be mentoring this years SYEP Interns! Their dedication and hard work have been instrumental in keeping our programs running smoothly throughout the summer!

"Turn Down for What?!"

Our youth brought the heat to our Hip Hop themed Freestyle Friday! They didn't miss a beat, enjoying games, art, and savoring delicious food. They also got a chance to listen to some incredible creations of our digital music production students.

Celebrity Softball Game

Our Mind-Builders family had a chance to see the Celebrity Softball Game at Yankee Stadium complete with field-level seats, popcorn AND Tracy Morgan!

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$5/hr Dance Rehearsal Space at Mind-Builders!

Spread The Word!

Did you know that Mind-Builders received funding from Dance/NYC to provide subsidized dance rehearsal space? The funding allows us to provide $5/hr private studio space! We believe this is an amazing opportunity for dancers in our community to have a safe, comfortable and most importantly, affordable space to practice their forms of movement. So if you know anyone that can benefit from this, please share this information with them. We really want our community to take advantage of this opportunity.

Click the link below to rent dance space!

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