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After School Program

Mondays - Fridays

October 11th - Devember 17th

3 PM - 6 PM

The King Arts Complex After School Program is a FREE, 10-week session that targets students between 4th and 8th grade (ages 8-13). This program, thanks to our community of public and private support, is provided at no cost to you.

Participants will be engaged in three different classes, including Film, Dance and Spoken Word. There will also be a homework/study hour with a tutor, and a light snack provided. The session will conclude with a project combining all the artistic disciplines.

Due to COVID-19, masks are required. If you do not have one or forget, one will be provided.

Program support is provided by Franklin County Department of Job & Family Services, Cardinal Health, City of Columbus, United Way of Central Ohio, Mid-Ohio Food Bank and The Arthur and Thelma Clark Scholarship Fund.

Haygood I Colorization Jacket

Carnegie Author Series featuring Wil Haygood

Partnership with the Columbus Metropolitan Library


Thirty arts and cultural organizations have come together to fight injustice through 46 days of remembrance for the 46 years of Mr. George Floyd's life.


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