Project Description

AAU: Pre-College Summer Program

Talented Oakland students who want to continue their art training after high school may face challenges. Many have never ridden BART or traveled outside the city, and fulfilling requirements to even apply to a college art program may be daunting.

Through a partnership between AOK and the Academy of Art University (AAU), each summer 10 talented applicants are selected to attend AAU’s Summer Preparatory Program on a full scholarship. The kids attend college-preparatory-level art classes with other talented Bay area art students, taught by AAU professors. They learn what college will be like, and they work on a portfolio and other tools for later college admission.