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Mind-Builders develops skills in a variety of art forms for children, teens and adults while nurturing self-esteem, building character and cultivating an appreciation of the diverse cultures within our community.


Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center provides quality Music, Dance, Theater, Voice, and Martial Arts programs for more than 700 students a year. Group and private lessons provide study in modern/jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, and African dance forms, martial arts, piano/keyboard, guitar, bass, woodwinds, brass, drum, violin, and voice.

In addition, Mind-Builders offers free workshop programs for teens: the Positive Youth Troupe theater program, the Community Folk Culture intern research program, and the Arts Passage Xpress Program.

A vibrant part of the Bronx community, Mind-Builders is committed to maintaining both professional artistic standards, and a nurturing, engaging environment. Mind-Builders strives to make its programs accessible to all: providing financial aid, ensuring that the facility is clean and 100% accessible, and training our teachers to work with youth of various skill levels and learning styles.  

The North East Bronx is a vibrant, multicultural, family oriented area, built around small neighborhoods. It is predominantly an African American, Caribbean, and African community, with growing Hispanic and Middle-Eastern populations. It is a melting pot of people from all over the world and a perfect place for a community arts center.

Mind-Builders offers the families of these communities a trusted service of excellence, aspiration, and dependability. Our services are high quality and are made available to all children without regard to household income or skill upon entrance. We realize that some children are more talented than others but we believe the opportunity to reach, to stretch and bend to the discipline of art is a powerful and enlivening experience for all. That is our goal and that is the mission that has kept us a vibrant part of Bronx communities since 1978.

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