The Arts

Be Inspired. Be Talented. Be Creative.

BE GREAT Academy Arts Programs & Initiatives

Woven throughout other programs and activities, BE GREAT Academy uses the arts as a tool to teach a host of skills and qualities. Additionally, arts programs especially written for BE GREAT Academy allow members to explore their own creativity while teaching social emotional skills like Self & Social Awareness, Optimistic Thinking, Goal-Directing Behavior and Personal Responsibility.

Performing Arts

This curriculum written exclusively for BE GREAT Academy uses theater games and techniques to teach members how to label and manage emotions, practice conflict resolution, build self-confidence, develop public speaking skills.

Visual Arts

This program encourages artistic expression through drawing, painting, print making, collage, mixed-media and sculpture while teaching participants how to work with the various mediums and showcasing work through local art exhibits.

Digital Arts

Middle school members get to participate in a wide range of Digital Arts activities that combine academic research with self-expression. Members get to explore Graphic Design, App Development, Animation, Filmmaking, & Photography.



a stop motion video made by Riverbanks Summer Camp members Jahira S. and Aubrey D. ages 6 and 7

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