The mission of the WPB-CAT is to be innovative in our approach to inspire, motivate, and prepare youth and adults for career opportunities and success through arts and job training programs.
In April 2022, WPBCAT facilitated joint programming with the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County Bright Futures Program at Forest Hill Community High School- an Aerial + 360° Photography Course taught by drone pilot, Reese Hendrik Blanke.
In April 2022, WBPCAT facilitated a 2-part collaborative community service project with the Youth Empowered 2 Prosper (Ye2P) group from Palm Beach Lakes High School— in a session facilitated by Executive Director, Rhonda Rogers, students learned about entrepreneurship from local sunscreen company Florida Squeezed and then came to WPBCAT’s location two weeks later to paint an over 40-ft mural curated by Program Director, Shani Simpson, from images students drew inspired from Florida Squeezed’s online presence.
This Spring and Summer, community programs ranged from an Open House (mural project), a Basic Figure Drawing workshop and three weeks of the Unity Summer Camp for students in grades 3-12.
We are currently working in conjunction with the Associated Builders and Contractors Florida East Coast Chapter (ABC). WPBCAT plans to host a Career Fair and construction training course in August 2022.