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Who we are

FA:STER Entreprenuship day
FA:STER Entreprenuship day

FA:STER class in session
FA:STER class in session

Fortress FA:STER program 19'
Fortress FA:STER program 19'

FA:STER Entreprenuship day
FA:STER Entreprenuship day

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Fortress Arts: Strong Ties to Economic Revitalization (FA:STER) Teen PROGRAM – in Partnership with EMPOWERED CDC,INC.

What we do

ABOUT
US

In 2019 Fortress Arts Academy launched Fortress Arts: Strong Ties to Economic Revitalization (FA:STER).  FA:STER brings arts instruction, job and entrepreneurship training, and youth engagement to an economically depressed section of the Kingsessing neighborhood in Southwest Philadelphia. In 2020, Fortress partnered with Empowered CDC, Inc. to expand and evolve the program and thanks to a generous grant from the Knight Foundation, is able to engage teens on site and virtually.

The primary function of FA:STER is youth training and using. We train teens (ages 13 – 17) from the community to serve as Neighborhood Ambassadors. Our goal is to use the arts to instill, inspire and encourage civic and community pride and engagement in these youth.