Mentor Give Back: Ability to meet positive, successful, professional artists in their particular field. These artists have signed on to "give back" by offering one or more 1-hr group sessions to talk intimately with our youth about their craft. (music, dance, spoken word, comedy, etc)
Only students in the "Enrichment" phase may sign up for any artist on our "Mentor Give Back" Calendar."
Musical Instrument Library: available for students who do not own their own instruments. May check out for the time they are practicing on S.O.A.R. grounds.
Talent Pool: Our students are able to sign up in our talent pool for availability to interested agencies outside after they have completed and graduated from the Curriculum Phase.
Show Production Preparedness: Internship preparedness is offered for students who are interested in learning and working on the production.
Artist Development: Providing professional feedback for students' performance, delivery, content, attitude, presentation, image, and all aspects needed to be polished and professional.
Foster Youth: A program specifically for foster youth who will 'age out' and prepare them for a career outside of foster care. Additionally, for those youth who are 'displaced' and are living outside of their family home environment, similar to that of foster youth.
The S.T.A.R. Program: Starbucks Training Apprenticeship Reward Program is an agreement with Starbucks Coffee Company to hire our S.O.A.R. graduates who have successfully trained in our coffee shop, and place them in a management track program from barista to store manager, allowing the foster/displaced youth to have a career path upon exiting the foster care system, and high school.
*Foster youth 'age out' at 18 yrs of age when the foster care system releases them and they are suddenly on their own. Most of these youth have been shifted from home to home, city to city, and school to school with no foundation or security, therefore leaving them without the convenience to dream or plan their futures due to the constant attention to their continuous state of survival, upheaval, and readjustment to the many new experiences in their lives.