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