Youth Programs

  1. Select your program and submit this application by May 27, 2022. SUMMER 22 APPLICATION
  2. Select your interview date (if applicable)–June 1 to June 8, 2022
  3. Get Admitted/Hired! by June 10th, 2022

* Please note that some programs require an additional application through an external platform and SRBCC has limited spots available.

Program Overview

SRBCC realizes its program philosophy by developing multidisciplinary experiences, with a strong focus on the youth, that highlight the presence of African cultures in Puerto Rico and Latin America. SRBCC celebrates Afro-Puerto Rican and Afro-Latino cultural traditions through dance, music, theater, creative writing, visual arts and culinary arts.

Our Summer Youth Employment, Apprenticeship, Internships and Interdisciplinary media experiences designed for ages 14-24 yrs, are free of cost paid creative opportunities for youth in the arts. Participants will be given daily hands-on experiences, resources and tools to explore the arts through an interdisciplinary lens.

This summer SRBCC will continue its long standing partnership with After School Matters (ASM) and bring to specialized options to our youth:

  • Advance AfroCaribbean Jazz Ensemble (Ages 16-20) | 20 hours a week | $15 per hour*
  • Bomba Youth Apprentice (Ages 14-15) | 12 hours a week | Stipend based | $420*
  • Apprentice Program Assistant (Ages 16-20) | 12 hours a week | Stipend Based | $850*

*Must be enrolled in High School.

Led by our teaching artists troupe, SRBCC offers an interdisciplinary hands-on arts experience centered on cultural preservation, history and entrepreneurship. This summer season our offering includes:

  •  Summer Youth Camp (Ages 8-13) | July 5- July 15 | 9AM to 12PM | Free of Cost

Two-week long experience designed for youth 8 to 13 yrs of age. This arts journey will be free of cost to participants living in Hermosa and its surrounding neighborhoods. Our interdisciplinary program includes storytelling, circus arts, dance, percussion, digital photography, and film.

  •  Interdisciplinary Media Lab Program (Ages 16-24) | 12 hours | Stipend Based | $750
  •  Interdisciplinary Media Apprentice Program (Ages 14-15) 10 hours a week | Stipend based | $450

Experiences covered in our Interdisciplinary Programs include:
“Salió el Sol”–Cocina Caribeña, Bomba History, Dancing and Percussion, Music Production, Digital Photography, Film and Video Lab, Creative Writing, Installation Art, Cultural Entrepreneurship, Healing Arts and more…

Feel free to email us at if you have any questions or would like to schedule a visit.

Caribbean Cooking Class