This is an afterschool program and summer program designed to develop and nurture the artistic and creative talents of students. The School of the Arts serves the cultural and educational needs of these traditionally under-served youth by providing:

  • Free fine arts instruction 
  • Academic Tutoring
  • An opportunity for advanced level study in dance, drama, music, art, and creative writing
  • Exposure to professionals working within the arts fields 
  • Information on possible careers in the arts 
  • Knowledge of technical aspects of presentation and performance

St. John Contact Person: Mark Barron – 706- 267-0603,

Agency Contact Person: Gary Dennis – 706-828-7768,

739 Greene Street, Augusta, Georgia, 30901

Mission of the Agency: The Mission of the Jessye Norman School of the Arts is to develop students to become creative, caring, visionary, responsible citizens through the transformative power of the arts. The broad-ranged fine arts program challenges students academically, integrates technology and lays the foundation for extraordinary life experiences.

Types of Jobs for Volunteers: Volunteers are accepted to assist in classes, summer camp programs, or help in the garden (pictured above). JNSA would welcome audiences for their dress and tech rehearsals, support for fund raising events, and Summer Friday Programs.

Donations accepted: Our church supplies snacks for summer camps and school supplies for after school programs.