After-School Programs

Thanks to Fund for the Arts’ ArtsMatch Program and our community of supporters, we are growing into the Portland community! Matching funds were made possible by Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at the Fund for the Arts in partnership with the Fund for the Arts. Thank you, donors!

If you are interested in signing your student up for a program or participating in our drop-in homework help program, please fill out the student application at the bottom of this page. Our program manager, Hannah Rose, will be in touch soon after and let you know whether we have the space for your student.



Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30 pm

August 26-December 18

Elementary, middle, and high-school students are partnered with adult volunteers to receive support in homework, reading, and writing! This program is drop-in, but we do need a student application on file.

after-school writers club

Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30

Starting August 28

We offer after-school writing workshops for elementary and middle school students in a variety of topics—from comic writing to poetry to rewriting fairytales, students become experts in all sorts of writing! Every five-six weeks, we switch to a new writing project. Students must sign up for the entirety of each project.

Our first after-school writers club project:

Portland Protagonists: Exploring Myths Through Time Travel 

Young Authors Greenhouse and Louisville Visual Art have teamed up to offer a comic-creating project for 10-13 year old writers and artists! Students create characters and stories that explore the Portland’s rich and magical history. Louisville Visual Art will help students illustrate their stories—creating comic strips that will be published in the Portland Anchor!

  • This workshop is for students ages 10-13

  • August 28, September 4, 11, 18, and 25.

  • Students will have the chance to showcase their work at the Portland Art and Heritage Fair on September 28

  • To register, email Hannah Rose ( and fill out the student application at the end of this page.

Young Writers Council

Mondays, 4:00-5:30pm

Start date TBD

High schools students come together as writers and changemakers. Students serve on an editorial board, contribute to our chapbook, and participate in writing workshops. The direction of this project is completely student-led! Students must commit to all twelve weeks of the project. If you are interested in joining this project, email Hannah Rose ( and fill out a student application.