Advancing Talent

Transforming Young Lives

Celebrating Heritage

Building Community




Why We Do What We Do!

Mind-Builders mission is to inspire the growth of youth, families, and the community through quality arts education. Mind-Builders develops skills in a variety of art forms for our Bronx children, teens and adults while nurturing self-esteem, building character and cultivating an appreciation of the diverse cultures within the Mind-Builders community.


Our Programs

DanceWeekly group classes for ages 3-adult in African, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern, Soca, Stretch, Tap, Yoga, Young Dancers and Zumba.

MusicWeekly group and private classes for students ages 4-adult in piano, keyboard, violin, guitar, bass, flute, clarinet, recorder, saxophone, trumpet, voice, trombone, music theory, drum set and African drum.

Martial ArtsWeekly Karate classes for students ages 5-21.

Positive Youth Troupe Theater – Free theater workshop training program for students ages 14-21. Students audition for this program in the fall, and performances are scheduled in late spring.

Community Folk Culture – Free folk culture research training program for students ages 14-21. Students apply for this program in late spring for a summer workshop program. Workshops continue weekly during the school year.

Pre-K – Under contract with the NYC Dept. of Education, Mind-Builders offers free full-day Pre-K to 18 children Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 2:50 pm from September to June.

Arts In Education – Mind-Builders contracts with schools and after-school programs to provide music and dance programs at their site or at the Mind-Builders site.