About Free Lunch Academy
What is Free Lunch Academy?
Free Lunch Academy (FLA) is a non-profit organization currently working in Chicago Public Schools. We use the arts to teach conflict resolution skills, reduce youth violence and prevent bullying. The services we provide include live performances and theater workshops.
Our primary focus is working with students to further the message of love, peace, tolerance and inclusion. Workshops teach students theater acting, play writing and digital media skills. Students deal with anti-bullying themes based in their own language and experience. Our goal is to foster learning environments that are safe, positive, productive and truly inclusive.
Founded in 2012, Free Lunch Academy has completed over 350 classroom workshop programs. We employ youth and young adults who value creativity. Our youth employment program provides our staff with paid internships, educational training and mentoring. Our staff learn job skills and how to be a mentor as they grow toward their goals in life.
Mission and Values
About Our Logo
Our logo is a visual representation of our mission and is described by four areas: artistry, education, mutual respect, and community