ACH Clear Pathways has a positive impact on the youth and community of the Hill District and the surrounding areas of Pittsburgh. Youth are provided with visual and performing arts programming, after-school and through our creative summer camp. Students display their work throughout the Hill District Community and their talent in various expression celebrations throughout each year.
Visual Arts and Mosaics
The mosaic project - through fun quality public art- creates an inviting, fun, community space that is also historically significant to the neighborhood and region.
Develops discipline through mind, body, and spiritual unification along with history, customs and courtesies of the martial arts to develop character, integrity, etiquette, efforts, and self-control through the proactive of the martial arts way.
Theater & Acting
The purpose of the collaboration between ACH Clear Pathways and The LAB Project is to increase a student’s understanding of the basic principles of performance art culminating in a final production. Students are trained in the disciplines of acting, singing, dancing, and stagecraft while learning the history and rules of each craft. The program’s goals are achieved by breaking down the process into three components: training, auditioning and rehearsing. Each student is required to attend scheduled rehearsals and will be held accountable for being prepared with materials, text, songs, and choreography committed to memory. Within the session, the students will create and build the show to cater to the specific needs of the group.
ACH Clear Pathways offers all different avenues of dance. Movement and body language allow children who may need an emotional outlet to positively express themselves.
Our dance curriculum is geared to address the following issues.
Physical, Child Obesity
Mental, Poor Self-Esteem, Anxiety and Depression
Social Issues, Violence/Trauma, Aggression, Social Interaction, Family Conflict and Death of a Loved One
Music & Vocals
ACH Clear Pathways conducts an urban community youth choir as part of our music program. Children learn both music theory concepts and forms of vocalization and harmonization. Children rehearse pieces throughout the program and end the program with a concert performance for community members, family and friends.
The goal of the Music Program is to instill the love of music in the children and give them a basic understanding of various forms of musical expression. The urban community choir will also teach the importance of working and singing together as a team.
Spoken Word & Poetry
Writing skills and creativity are naturally promoted while children learn to write their own songs, poems, and read the classics.
Creative Camp, Students receive breakfast, lunch and a snack, attend field trips and complete community service projects. Visual Art projects completed by creative campers are displayed in the Hill District Community! At the end of Creative Camp children are celebrated during a creative showcases which provides an outcomes of their 6-8 week camp experience!
Program Summary: The ACH Clear Pathways Creative Camp offers youth, primarily in the Hill District neighborhood of Pittsburgh, access to health screenings; exercise; field trips; artistic programs; and community service projects.
Overview of Program: The purpose of Creative Camp is to expand arts access for children in the Hill District and surrounding area by offering children the opportunity to participate in the arts. The summer program is in memory of a professional artist. ACH Clear Pathways partners with local agencies which complete the mission of our artistic program.