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 think Barrel of Monkeys is good for kids to respect each other and yourself. I also think it help kids learn more.”
–-Darnell, 5th grade, Dewey School of Excellence