Eight of the 14 "turnaround schools" will benefit from a grant from Target that will fund an artist residency and ticket access program, according to BPS. Students at John F. Kennedy Elementary, along with Orchard Gardens K-8 and Emerson Elementary, will participate in five-day artist residencies with Citi Performing Arts Center. At the end, students will put on a dance performance for their schools. Students will also attend a performance of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.
Some of the turnaround schools in other zones will participate in programs involving The Lion King musical and City Spotlights. About 1000 BPS students are expected to participate in the program.