The Arts

Our passion for the arts is revealed through our chapter programming. Some of our most significant chapter programs include:

  • Sponsored students from West Chester Elementary School in the National Arts Poster Contest
  • Sent students from Philadelphia area middle schools to a Youth Jazz Fest
  • Transported 80 children from Philadelphia Public Schools to Cheyney University’s art exhibit
  • Sponsored art shows at the Yeadon Public Library to display students’ art from high schools in Delaware County and donated a painting to the library
  • Sponsored several art shows in our homes to recognize the work of young amateur and professional artists
  • Made cash awards to area high school artists and providing four-year scholarships to the Curtis Institute
  • Sponsored an art auction with work from the Heisman Galley in Ardmore
  • Hosted community meetings featuring information on the difficulties of life in Haiti and displaying the work produced by Haitian artists
  • Introduced and exposed young people of our communities to programs at area museums and in theatre arts and the dance
  • Supported the work of the local artist, Susan Ragland and the professional and volunteer service of Jeri Lynn Johnson, conductor of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.
  • Executed a program called, Opera at the Wissahickon Boys and Girls Club, where students learned about different types of Opera and famous African American Opera singers.
  • Sponsored a trip for WBGC students to view the Designs for Different Futures exhibit at the Philadelphia Art Museum

Young Master Writers and Artists Competition

Deadline: April 2, 2024 @ 11:59 PM

The Young Master Writers and Artists Competition seeks entries of original and unpublished works in the genres of poetry, prose, music, dance and drama/spoken word which align with one or more of the following initiatives:

  • Link Up the Vote! (Voter Education, Registration and Mobilization)
  • Police Reform (The Links Police Engagement And Community Education (PEACE) Program)
  • Principles of the Black Lives Matters Movement
  • Prevention of Human Trafficking
  • Environmental Justice (EJ)

Students in grades 9 – 12 are invited to participate in the competition. Download additional information and submission forms here.