The mission of the Center for Creative Education (CCE) is to enrich the social and cultural awareness of our youth and community through arts, wellness and education.
We fulfill this mission by providing innovative, high quality programs with a special emphasis on serving low income, minority and at-risk children and youth. The Center provides a wide array of classes in dance, music, fitness, theater, spoken word, computer arts technology and the visual arts. These classes are offered after school at our main site in midtown Kingston and in school districts throughout the Hudson Valley.
Our programs use the arts to teach basic life skills such as persistence, teamwork, discipline, focus and mastery. We place a strong emphasis on having a healthy mind and a healthy body and the importance of education as a path to a better life. Over 90% of our students have graduated from high school and continued on to pursue college degrees.
The Center has a long standing policy of turning no child away due to the inability to pay and 84% of our current students receive scholarship assistance. We have a very diverse staff and board, one that reflects the diversity of our student body. We are totally committed to assisting today’s young people in becoming the citizen leaders of tomorrow.