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.
“The residency was fantastic, very motivating. I was amazed by how much my students enjoyed it.”
–Elva Smith, Dewey Academy