One of the ways that Free Minds removes barriers to higher education for adults is by providing a youth development program for students’ children through Creative Action. This program is offered at no cost to Free Minds students. Children ages 5 to 17 whose parents are enrolled in the Free Minds humanities course are welcome to attend the Creative Action class from 6:00 – 8:30 pm on class nights.
The mission of Creative Action is to spark and support the academic, social, and emotional development of young people.
Creative Action classes feature:
- A healthy evening meal
- Group activities and games
- Homework time
The program curriculum also includes:
- Humanities lessons that run parallel to the Free Minds adult curriculum
- Field trips to UT campus
- Art and performance projects
Creative Action is an Austin-area nonprofit organization begun in 1997 by an inspired group of graduate students from UT Austin’s Drama and Theatre for youth program. You can learn more about Creative Action by visiting their website.
If you are interested in applying for Free Minds and need child care for children under five years old, please speak directly with Free Minds staff. Other options may be available.