SAY Sí is a year-round, long-term multidisciplinary creative youth development program for middle and high school students. We offer four studios, and you can learn more about each studio HERE.

Fees? Students can join SAY Sí at NO COST because of our intensive fundraising efforts and the generosity of our amazing supporters. 

Dates and Times:
MONDAY – THURSDAY, after school and during the summer.

Note: While students can arrive as early as 3:30 pm, they are not required to be at SAY Sí until 5:00 pm.

To be eligible to apply, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Parental/guardian permission
  • Reliable transportation to and from SAY Sí
  • Current enrollment in middle school or high school (public, private, or home school), grades 6-11
  • A minimum C average in school
  • A commitment to:
    • Good attendance year-round
    • Complete all SAY Sí projects in a timely manner
    • Act as a positive influence in the studios
    • Attend weekly studio sessions and student meetings for high schoolers

Student applicants must meet ALL of the above requirements to be eligible for the SAY Sí program. Following acceptance into the program, incoming student-artists must also fill out a mandatory student Memorandum of Understanding. 

How to Apply:

  1. Read ALL SAY Sí Student Requirements above
  2. Read SAY Sí Program Descriptions
  3. Fill out the New Student Application on our Applications Page. If you are unable to fill a form online, you can visit SAY Sí and ask for assistance with your application.
  4. SAY Sí staff will review all applicants, and eligible candidates will participate in an interview. SAY Sí will contact eligible candidates to schedule an in-person interview.
  5. Students will be notified of the decision via email and letter after interviews have been completed, and all applicants have been reviewed.

After your interview, acceptance or deferral letters will be sent via email. All accepted students and parents will be required to attend a new student/parent orientation in order to officially join SAY Sí. Orientation is MANDATORY. 

What to bring during your interview:

  • Current report card
  • If you are a Visual Art or WAM Middle School Program candidate, you must bring in examples of recent artwork (from the last 2 years), like a personal sketchbook. You are also welcome to bring any 3D Art (like sculptures, ceramics, etc.) as our Visual Arts program explores both 2D and 3D Art.
  • If you are a MAS Filmmaking/Photography Program candidate, you must bring in examples of digital art, photography, or film work you have recently completed. This includes photos or videos you may have taken on a cellular device.
  • If you are an ALAS Theatre Program high school candidate, you will be requested to participate in an ALAS Theatre Arts workshop designed to introduce you to the ALAS program. Middle school applicants should be able to either speak about past performance experiences or why they want to try performance. No experience is required. ALAS instructors will then interview the applicant along with their parent/guardian to finalize enrollment.
  • If you’re a HIVE New Media Program candidate, bring at least one of the following: examples of programs or games coded (that can run on OSX or in the browser), examples of recently completed artwork (digital or otherwise), and/or a sketchbook showing your creative process and interests.
  • Middle school students must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

For further information on our application and interview process, please email programs@saysi.org.