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Big Apple Leadership Academy for the Arts, Inc. (BALAA) is a 501c3 charitable corporation established in 2019.  

The purposes of BALAA are as follows:

  • To provide New York City youth with positive artistic experiences

  • To provide academic support, enrichment activities, character development, skill building and performance opportunities

  • To build outstanding citizens and prepare them to be tomorrow’s leaders

  • To afford members exceptional opportunities to learn and create lifelong memories

  • To develop strong, well rounded, healthy, confident and capable young people

  • To foster cultural exploration in the form of music, travel, and cultural exchange

  • To introduce the college experience and create transitional opportunities

We believe all children can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Our Mission

The mission of Big Apple Leadership Academy for the Arts, Inc. is to make a positive difference in the lives of New York City youth by providing musical, visual and enrichment experiences, assisting them in achieving their potential as they develop confidence, cooperation, leadership, responsibility and high standards of excellence and character.

Our Mission

Our Vision

At BALAA, we endeavor to shape the future of NYC youth by preserving traditions, seeking new knowledge and broadening their cultural horizons.

We Need Your Support Today!

BALAA is a 501c3 charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible.

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