Ten Oakland students who want to continue their art training after graduation may not always have the opportunity. Many have never even ridden BART or traveled outside of the city.
Through this AOK-funded community outreach program, ProArts selects, mentors and encourages ten selected applicants of the Academy of Art University (AAU) Summer Program and ensures they are successful. The drop-out rate in this program is zero, compared to the general summer drop out rate, which is about 50%.
AOK, with the help of a donor who wants to support this program, provides 2/3 of the required supplies and fully fund the kids' transportation costs to the program. For more, click here.