HeadstART is a free seven-week virtual arts program for TCHC youth ages 13 to 18. Hosted in partnership with Hart House.

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    About the program

    HeadstART fosters an appreciation for all forms of art, including photography, painting, music, dance, written/spoken word. Participants are encouraged to express themselves through art-based activities, games and challenges led by trained staff from TCHC or facilitators from Hart House at the University of Toronto (U of T).

    Participants have the opportunity to make new friends, practice their networking and communication skills, and learn about different job sectors and careers they might want to pursue. Those who complete the program will receive perks from Hart House, such as mentorship opportunities and access to exclusive workshops and events at U of T. No previous experience with art is necessary. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged!

    Program details

    HeadstART is back for Winter/Spring 2024. Participants will attend virtual and in-person sessions once per week on Wednesdays (starting on January 24) from 5 to 7 p.m. Sessions will be hosted online using the Microsoft Teams video-conferencing platform, which is free to download. Toronto Community Housing staff will email out the links to the workshop sessions in advance.

    How to register

    Registration for HeadstART is currently closed.

    Spots are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must have access to:

    • a computer, tablet or smartphone
    • a working internet connection
    • an email address

    Program contact

    Don Gaskins

    Program Coordinator

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