NXTHVN Apprentices are eligible to participate in the program through high school graduation.
Apprentices are local high school students who exhibit a strong interest in the arts, possess a desire to learn new professional skills, and are ready for the responsibilities of a paid commitment. Under the leadership of our Student Programs Manager, apprentices work 13 hours a month side by side with NXTHVN fellows and staff to build technical and professional skills supported by activities that are scaffolded to support the program’s core values.
Our Core Values:
- Creativity – At the core of NXTHVN is the creative magic that opens the window of possibility. We want to cultivate creativity in our apprentices so that they can become experts in shaping their world, developing new insights, and fostering analytical thinking.
- Connection – Close connections through mentorship and collective learning fosters discovery, empathy, and acceptance, while also nurturing and establishing community.
- Purpose – We assist apprentices in developing their artistic compass to motivate and guide them in their professional development, while simultaneously providing them with lasting personal meaning.
- Power – Combining social-emotional competencies, 21st-century skills, and leadership training with a growth mindset, our apprentices become unstoppable