Blackshear Fine Arts Academy

After School Programs


The YMCA of Austin Afterschool Program is offered at Blackshear Elementary the afterschool care program offers a constructive balance of counselor led activities and free time for child exploration. Daily theme activities include arts and crafts, science/math activities, nutrition/wellness activities, character developments/assets and literacy. In addition, the Y delivers CATCH physical activity lessons daily and has made a commitment to meet the Y's Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards (HEPA). 

Contact Information:

Phone: (512)-236-9622.

Fax: (512)-478-8065

 For more information: YMCA FAQ


A Boys & Girls Club provides

  • A safe place to learn and grow
  • Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals
  • Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences
  • Hope and opportunity

"We strive to create a positive environment that supports learning new skills and contributing to society. Our programs are compelling enough to appeal to kids as an alternative to unsupervised “hanging out” time after school." - Austin Area B&G Clubs

Contact Information:

Phone: (512) 444-7199

Fax: (512) 444-7554 

For more information: Boys & Girls Club FAQ


Students develop the skills necessary to become Creative Artists, Courageous Allies, Critical Thinkers, and Confident Leaders. Our program engages students in hands-on activities that deepen connections to lessons learned in the classroom while expanding their social and emotional development. Students participate in activities that include visual art, filmmaking, music, puppetry, creative writing, acting and more.

Contact Information:

 Phone: (512)-442-8773


 For more information: Creative Action FAQs