Arts Education


A Reason To Survive offers free classes for youth ages 11-22 in Visual, Performing, Media Arts, and Maker. Students of all artistic skill and experience levels are welcome to enroll in the beginning, intermediate, or advanced class best suited to their development.

Classes are held at the ARTS Center in National City, a 20,000 square foot hub of creativity where students develop the skills they need to thrive.

In addition to their artistic training, all ARTS youth have access to on-site resources that support their personal development. Our Student Services department provides every ARTS student with a personalized plan to ensure they reach their individual goals. Services at ARTS include mental health and wellness counseling, college and career advising, and leadership coaching.

The ARTS Center is open Monday – Saturday. For class times, please see our current Class Catalog.