Working Artists & Mentors

WAM, SAY Sí’s multidisciplinary middle school program, is a year-round Saturday program in visual arts, theatre, media arts and new media. SAY Sí employs its junior and senior high school students to work as student instructors, allowing for reciprocally beneficial peer-to-peer mentoring.

Classes take place each Saturday throughout the calendar year and focus on long-term individual achievement and skills enhancement. The mentoring between our high school and middle school students is a unique aspect to this program. It gives middle school students the opportunity to learn from some of our advanced high school students and it gives our high school students real-world job skills and experience. Students in this program work on projects that develop cognitive skills, including; problem solving, reasoning, and decision-making as well as interpersonal skills such as oral communication, teamwork and self-fulfillment.