BALAA Beauties is an all girls initiative that provides opportunities for girls ages 5 to 18 to explore the arts in creative ways. The girls participate in dance workshops, empowerment activities, character development activities, and leadership training. Interested families may register their girls here.
The Empire Marching Elite
The Empire Marching Elite (TEME) is a New York City Community Marching Band. It presents traditional HBCU style marching arts in the Big Apple and provides opportunities for members to seek marching band scholarships to HBCUs. For more information, click here. To register, click here.
Urban & Multicultural Education
This program provides opportunities for members to learn about the rich history of African Americans and other cultures in the United States. There are trips to museums and other historical sites, as well as workshops and other events that allow members to share their heritage and culture, promoting tolerance and respect for diversity. Join our mailing list to be kept abreast of our UME initiatives.
BALAA Brawns is a male mentorship program designed to sever the pupil to prison pipeline in New York City. Open to boys ages 9 to 18, members are matched with male mentors, and have the opportunity to participate in mentorship retreats, sports outings, empowerment workshops and other male bonding activities. Interested families may register their boys here.
This is our adult wellness program. From fitness and self care to financial literacy, we offer programs to improve the overall health of adults in the community. To register, click here.