Each year, The Fralin holds Early Visions in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia. During the ten-week program, Club members are paired with a UVA student mentor working collaboratively on creative activities that encourage the participants to explore the museum's exhibitions and relate their discoveries to their own lives. Mentors and mentees learn about and from one another while making art together!
For University student mentors, the daylong training program includes an overview of Charlottesville’s history, exercises to build self-awareness and communication skills, and fundamental techniques in art education. Early Visions offers a fun social and creative break from academics, as well as an opportunity for students to gain practical experience working with children and contribute to their community.
If you are a UVA student interested in becoming an Early Visions mentor, apply here.
If your child attends the Albemarle Campus Club, Cherry Avenue, or Southwood Boys & Girls Club, inquire with their Club leaders.