After more than 25 years in Red Hook, we’ve worked with tens of thousands of artists, educators, young people, and community members. We have had so many heartwarming experiences, and we’d love to hear yours! Share your HAM Story with us below.
PatPrincipal / East Brooklyn Community High School
Hook Arts Media has been really integral to helping us build a positive school culture. The programs give young people a venue to tap into their own talents and feel more confident about themselves and their voice, and they share that voice with others in the school community and start to see school as a place where they can share their own talent and understand their talents, which becomes really important to young people feeling engaged in school.
DaveInternship Coordinator / South Brooklyn Community High School
Even though the drop-out rate has lessened, the access to real economic mobility and upward mobility has not increased. The need for organizations like Hook Arts Media to partner with schools like SBCHS to offer career pathways to young people is critical to giving students a sense of future and real choice around where they want to go in their lives.
SydneyTeacher / South Brooklyn Community High School
What holds kids back from achievement is their psychology. They believe what society has told them. My [students] grew up believing that they are bad and not worthy, so that's what they have to get over. And to be able to express those feelings, there's no place else to do that except for Hook Arts Media arts classes."
Jive PoeticTeaching Artist / East Brooklyn Community High School
Incorporating the arts into scholastic programming helps reestablish positive relationships between students and educators in an often stressful academic environment. Using the arts as a vehicle for expression helps students alleviate some of the pressures associated with being honest and open in what could be high-risk scenarios.
With an ever-expanding roster of accomplished artist-educators, Hook Arts Media proudly offers in-school and after-school programming in the following subjects:
Over 80% of Hook Arts Media students report that Hook Arts Media classes increase their commitment to timely attendance.
Career & College Development
Over 60% of Hook Arts Media students learn skills they plan to use to gain entry into their industry of interest.