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Jump Street provides arts education programs in a safe and encouraging atmosphere where students from diverse backgrounds have what is very often their first experience with various art forms and cultures. We build unique partnerships that allow foundations, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and schools, to use the arts to facilitate their needs.

Arts in Education

Arts in Education (AIE) places exceptional professional artists from the visual, performing, media and literary arts in educational settings for in-depth residencies. Teachers/agencies select and collaborate with qualified artists who conduct Artist Residencies – experiences that will integrate arts into the teacher’s core curriculum.

Jump Street is an Arts in Education Partner with Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Jump Street is expanding the role of the arts in classrooms and community centers in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Schuylkill Counties.

Arts in education began as a National Endowment of the Arts initiative for state arts councils in the late 1970s. The PA Council on the Arts introduced its innovative decentralized model and as a result, the entire state, not just the metro-centers, has AIE Partner support to help schools redefine, energize and/or expand arts education. Pennsylvania has earned a series of awards and honors for arts in education partnerships. In July 2012, Jump Street was named as Pennsylvania’s thirteenth AIE partner.

Arts Alive!

Arts Alive is a group of arts programs designed to place trained, professional artists into settings where they can share the joy and benefits of the creative process with an equally enthusiastic and motivated group of participants for an extended period of time.

and™ magazine

and™ stands for A New Diversion and that’s been our goal since 2005. As an arts and healthy lifestyles magazine, the magazine entertains & informs students with healthy, positive and entertaining stories.

and™ magazine is the only teen publication in Central Pennsylvania written by teens for teens. Students write the articles, contribute photography and assist with graphic design and layout.It is freely distributed to all middle and high schools in Dauphin, Cumberland, Lebanon, Perry and Northern York Counties, organizations and retail establishments.

Big Read

An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Showcasing a diverse range of contemporary titles that reflect many different voices and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire conversation and discovery. The initiative features a granting component, managed by Arts Midwest, which annually supports approximately 75 dynamic community reading programs, each designed around a single NEA Big Read selection.

The Gift of Music

Jump Street created the Gift of Music program to combat the lack of resources available to schools and organizations to be able to provide music training to their students. Even with the resources available, many students cannot afford the cost of buying or renting an instrument to participate. This is where the Gift of Music comes in.

Since 2001, Gift of Music has collected and distributed hundreds of instruments in the Capital Region. Additionally, Jump Street has incubated the Gift of Music in three other cities: Philadelphia, Allentown and Lancaster. In all, the four sites have supplied thousands of instruments to youth throughout Pennsylvania.

Peace Wall

Through a comprehensive blend of creativity, education, and new technology, Photography for Kids seeks to connect and inspire young people to explore, embrace, and experience the world through the enjoyment of photography.   The Bigshot Photograph Workshop gives youth a unique opportunity to build their own camera, learn the science and engineering of how the camera works, and express their own creativity.

Photography for Kids

Through a comprehensive blend of creativity, education, and new technology, Photography for Kids seeks to connect and inspire young people to explore, embrace, and experience the world through the enjoyment of photography.


Art Classes for seniors are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am

Tuesday’s class is a fine arts class. During this class, students learn painting techniques while painting masterpieces inspired by Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh, and others.

Thursday’s class is a basic art class. Students complete a variety of projects using a multitude of mediums.

Artists of ALL ability levels are welcome in both classes!

All Classes are FREE for everyone!

A series of arts and cultural classes that meet each week throughout the year to enrich the lives of seniors living in Dauphin and Cumberland counties. Participation of seniors in arts programs where they are creating art projects is a way for them to stay busy and active, but more importantly, it gives seniors a chance to do something they really enjoy and a chance to try new projects. Seniors have a way of capturing things others may have missed. An arts program gives the community a chance to see what’s on the minds of these mature amateur artists. Class participants are challenged to try something new and receive recognition from their peers and others for the art they produce. What a sense of pride this program generates!