August 9, 2022

Free Summer Programs


Register your Rhode Island student in grades 2-5 for Free Summer Programs. These award-winning programs, offered by The Empowerment Factory, begin July 6th in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Education All Course Network. These free programs are also funded in part by Cox Communications, who recently recognized numerous non-profit organizations committed to creating opportunities for youth to gain access to both STEAM learning and social well-being initiatives.
These fun, free, after school programs combine art, science, reading, and social-emotional learning. Students will receive a Creativity Kit with all needed art supplies and books. Since its founding in 2014, The Empowerment Factory (TEF) gives children the skills they need to lead happier lives through its afterschool and summer learning programs that focus on three areas of development: creativity, self-esteem and civic pride.

Families can register while space is available via  and can contact The Empowerment Factory for more information at 401-365-1010 or by email at
Enroll in Nature Drawing, Reading Adventures, and Art in the Park.
Nature Drawing raises awareness about our impact on our planet and fosters children’s self-confidence and self-esteem while learning fun and easy art techniques. And sparks their interest in science, environmental science, and conservation. This is a seven-week commitment for grades 2-5 and 5-8.

Reading Adventures engages students in discussions as they read and write stories and collaborate on fun, hand-on art projects with environmental themes including the importance of recycling, reusing and repurposing materials. This is a seven-week commitment for grades 2-5.

Art in the Park fosters mindfulness, creativity, and a love of literacy in elementary-age children while cultivating an open mindset with thought provoking children’s books and hands-on art projects in an outdoor setting. These one-day workshops can be signed up for individually and are for grades K-5.

“My 10-year-old daughter really enjoyed the nature drawing series. The lessons included not only instruction in drawing endangered species, but also curious and interesting facts about their plight, habitat and biology. The teachers were warm and engaging and encouraged personal stories and joke-telling to keep the kids entertained and connected.“

“My daughter has an absolute blast at art in the park! The entire session is very well thought out and is geared to the appropriate age level so well. The teacher is very accommodating and attentive to the children. I can’t say enough good things about this program!”

The Empowerment Factory welcomes you to get involved in our community of people coming together to empower Rhode Island youth. If you want to volunteer your time, donate, or advocate by sharing our message on social media, visit The Empowerment Factory website at 


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