UNIVERSE KONADU Junior Arts Academy

for Emerging Leaders

is a school-based collegiate program designed to compliment scholars' academic studies, offer life skills training, and assist in personal and career development. 

Scholars who successfully graduate receive preferential admission to the UNIVERSE KONADU Artistpreneur Academy for Emerging Leaders.


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Students choose their artistic area of interest from a variety of program options, and work as a team on a program-long arts-inspired project that will be presented to their peers, school staff and faculty, parents and community members during the concluding graduation ceremony and banquet.

  Specialized Curriculum

Our specialized curriculum addresses the need for spiritual, cultural and social development in girls. It also offers a fun approach to bully intervention and preventative methods purposed to combat all forms of bullying, raising awareness in schools and communities on its devastating effects, and providing strategies that focus on conflict resolution, anger and stress management, character building and sensitivity training.


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Direct & service learning

We believe experience is the best teacher. So, what better way to learn how to do something than to actually do it? Through direct and service learning, girls have the opportunity to put their classroom instruction into practice.

All spring cohorts will grow an onsite community garden.

If you are an educational institution, community organization or social services agency interested in providing the Universe Konadu Junior Arts Academy for Emerging Leaders to a cohort of students, please contact our offices directly at (800) 979-1495 or click here to complete the General Service Request form.

If you are a referring agency you must complete the Online Recommendation Form.

Interested in Co-Ed Programs, Summer Youth Employment or Customized Programs and Services?  Please contact our offices directly at (800) 979-1495 or click here to complete the General Service Request form.