The Next Star Arts Program is a Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides an avenue for children to explore the creative world of Arts while learning valuable life and leadership skills needed to be successful.
When Next Star opened its doors in September, 2015, our Founder/Artistic Director, Amma Gatty, had one primary goal, to see children succeed in life. She believes that every child is destined to accomplish great things if motivated in the right way. Next Star is a place where a child can escape the stresses of life and have no care in this world for a few hours each week. It is a haven, typically, for children facing challenges in their family life or school. Our team is made up of professionals who are as passionate about the arts as they are in raising the next generation of leaders.
We are known for the strong emphasis we place on leadership and equipping our students with life skills to become successful. The performing and visual arts is the vehicle we use in reaching children. We have worked diligently to build a sense of community for the families enrolled in our program and in the process, we have become partners in raising well rounded children.
To develop valuable life and leadership skills, promote creativity, and encourage self-confidence through the visual and performing arts.
Why The Arts?
The arts have a tremendous impact on the overall development of a child. Research shows that children involved in the Arts are able to think creatively and are opened minded. It serves as an avenue to express feelings without the use of words and also offers children the opportunity to build self-esteem, improve communication, collaboration, and other valuable skills.
We believe that finances should never stand in the way of precious children being part of our program, our scholarship program allows us to make our program accessible to all children.