Reaching Forward

The Reaching Forward Student Mentor Program is designed to provide professional development in the arts for 16-22-year-olds, while presenting positive role models for middle school students in an engaging professional studio and museum environment.

Student Mentors work with skilled teaching-artists and educators and receive training to support Art on the Edge (AOTE), PAAM’s Saturday arts program for 11 to 14-year-olds. Mentors aid AOTE students in the creation of artwork in a variety of media over two semesters in the fall and winter/spring. Art on the Edge student and mentor artwork is featured in exhibitions in the Museum galleries and Museum School exhibition spaces.

Space is limited – apply today!

PAAM’s youth programs are supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; the Bilezikian Family Foundation; the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod; Ted Jones and Peter Petas; the Aeroflex Foundation; an anonymous donor; Shirl Roccapriore and Oils by the Sea Gallery; Stop & Shop Provincetown, in memory of John Michael Gray; and Keith Hayes and Teresa Townsend. PAAM collaborates with the Provincetown, Nauset, and Monomoy School Districts, Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School, Cape Cod Regional Technical School, Fine Arts Work Center, and Cape Cod Community College to provide accessible, creative education programs of the highest caliber.