Join FACT and Arts for Learning for our first ever Arts Adventures class! Arts Adventures is a 12-week creative music expression and exploration program with a talented local artist whose passion is to provide a positive outlet for individuals to express themselves through music. Each session will explore communication, teamwork, and self-worth themes through a variety of musical instruments and in a peer-to-peer environment. We will ask parents to participate in a pre/post survey as this will allow us to determine success of our program(s). On the last day of class, we will host a culminating event that will showcase skills learned throughout the course-ALL parents and families are invited to celebrate! Who: Individuals with ASD who are in 6th-12th grade & who qualify for free or reduced lunch through the school system(s). FACT and Arts for Learning are joining forces to provide an art-based outlet for our families who are experiencing financial hardships. This is a FREE program and top priority will be given to families who qualify for free and reduced lunch through the school system. Where: Effingham Street Family YMCA 1013 Effingham St, Portsmouth, VA 23704 When: Monday and Wednesday evening's from 6:00-7:30pm: September 12 - December 07, 2021 How: Materials and instruction will be provided. Families will be responsible for attending and transportation to the site location. No previous musical talent is required! Participants do not need to provide their own instruments- all materials will be provided.