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MAAP (Media & Arts Advancement Program)

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The Media & Arts Advancement Program (MAAP) seeks to create successful college pathways for low-income, first generation youth interested in careers in the arts. 

MAAP serves first generation youth from Poughkeepsie High School, many of whom struggle to succeed academically and are from families with parents who do not hold a college degree or have experience navigating the college process. MAAP provides these youth with a peer network, adult mentorship, and skills including financial management, time management, and professional communication. Students participate in a weekly class with their cohort of peers, engage regularly with a mentor, and attend Art Institute courses in fall, spring, and summer sessions.

David Wong & Jordan Sanford oversee the implementation of the Media & Arts Advancement Program. To learn more about MAAP and our other programs call 845.471.7477