Youth Guidance After-School Program
Barrel of Monkeys first partnered with Youth Guidance in the fall of 2015 at Skinner North Classical Elementary School. In 2018, we began partnering with Youth Guidance’s after-school programs at South Loop Elementary and Ravenswood Elementary schools. At the end of each after-school session, the BOM ensemble returns to the school to perform a show entirely written by the students in the program.
Loyola Park (LP) After-School Program
Our Loyola Park (LP) after-school program in the Rogers Park neighborhood began in 2004. BOM engages with the students and families in LP with our seven-week after-school program in the Spring, which also culminates in a BOM show written entirely by students in the program and performed at Loyola Park.
“I have some reluctant writers who now have lots of ideas and are more ready to take risks.”
–3rd Grade Teacher, Lorca Elementary