Youth Programs

Culturally Empowering The Next Generation

Cultural Leadership Academy

Culture, History & Arts

Dedicated To Empowering Delray Beach Youth Through Knowledge Of Self

The Spady Museum’s Youth Cultural Leadership program encourages area youth to learn about their culture and history while expressing themselves through various elements of arts and technology. The program focuses on building self-esteem, cultural identity and social and civic responsibility in youth. The empowerment program provides youth with arts and cultural heritage immersion experiences in Palm Beach County.

​“Knowledge of self and practical skills are the building blocks for a well rounded individual. Our program is designed to strengthen self-esteem and educate.”

–  Charlene Farrington, Executive Director

2023 Professional Public Presentions

2023 High School Graduate off to College

2023 Emerging Writer

2023 Emerging Entrepreneurs

Black History, Leadership, Heritage Skills SLIDE SHOW

A New Skill Building Activity

Monthly, youth participate in life skill building sessions…

Starting in August 2022, The Freeman Jewelry Collection owner, Nakishia Freeman will conduct beading classes for our youth.

The objective of these classes is to provide students with practical techniques and knowledge of jewelry making.

Students will complete four workshops: 1. Basic Jewelry Making 2. Extreme Beading 3. Pearl Knotting 4. Wire Wrapping.

These are the supplies we need:

  • Beads
  • Beading Wire
  • Pearls
  • Beading String
  • Clasps
  • Jump Rings
  • Wire Nippers
  • Measuring Tape
  • Jewelry Pliers
  • Journals

Your support is greatly appreciated.

If you would like more information about the Cultural Leadership Academy, please email us by clicking here:

Basic Beading Class Produced Fantastic Results!


Basic Beading Class, August 27, 2022. Instructor: Nakesia Freeman.

know thyself


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