in-residence program

Empowering Youth

We are proud to collaborate with our museum partners to host the GGC In-Residence Program, a FREE afterschool program targeting at-risk youth, to help address the equity gap that threatens the success of many of our students. Did you know, by the time students in lower income and minority families start the 6th grade, they are 6,000 hours worth of enrichment behind their better resourced peers? While many of these children have never been in a museum, now they spend their afternoons at some of the country’s most culturally enriching environments. We work with our local Title I elementary schools and their principals to identify students who would best benefit from an intentional and immersive social-emotional learning program.

GGC believes in the power of kids’ ideas and insights. Through our unique curriculum, students learn to overcome apathy and feel empathy. While having fun they learn to know that they have value, that they are important and that they can make a difference too. We work with vulnerable communities, low-income, at-risk youth, that would otherwise not be able to attend an after school program.

We utilize a strength-based approach to learning that encourages teachers to differentiate the gifts of each individual student. This approach improves student’s engagement in the learning process.

Participating Schools:

  • Byck Elementary 
  • Whitney Young Elementary 
  • Cane Run Elementary

Cultural Partners:

  • Muhammed Ali Center
  • Frazier History Museum
  • J.B. Speed Art Museum
  • Louisville Free Public Library

Program Benefits:

  • Project-based service learning
  • Interaction with museum staff and community speakers
  • Builds self confidence, leadership, and independence
  • Promote character development and civic engagement
  • Empower students to discover their superpowers!

We Provide…

  • School Bus Transportation
  • Program FREE to students and their families
  • Wrap-around services (Byck Elementary Pilot)
  • Highly trained staff and University of Louisville mentors
  • Supplies for all activities