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ARISE (ARts through Intergenerational Social Engagement), a collaboration between CAPA, GrowIN, The Ohio State University, and Worthington Christian Village, and At Home by High is a five-week intergenerational program focused on storytelling through the fine arts.

Participants in this program include teens from central Ohio, undergraduate volunteers from Ohio State University, and older adults living at Worthington Christian Village and those served by At Home by High.

Program runs June 27-August 8, 2024. 

  • Training Sessions: Thursday, June 27 & Tuesday, July 2, 10:30am-12:30pm, Ohio Theatre  
  • Tuesday Weekly Prep Sessions (7/9-8/6), 10:30am-12:30pm, Ohio Theatre  
  • Wednesday Program Sessions (7/10-8/7), 10:30am-11:30am, Worthington Christian Village  
  • Thursday Program Sessions (7/11-8/8), 10:30am-11:30am, At Home by High

All teens accepted into the program will attend the two training sessions and the weekly prep sessions held at CAPA on Tuesdays. Teens will be assigned to attend either the weekly Wednesday sessions held at Worthington Christian Village or the weekly Thursday sessions held with At Home by High.



The ARISE Scholars Program will provide teens who are currently in grades 9-12 with the opportunity to earn 25 service hours, to volunteer in the community, and to experience how the fine arts can be used as a tool for wellness.

The central theme of ARISE is storytelling. Throughout the program, we will explore how theatre, music, dance, and the visual arts can help us share our stories with others.

We are looking for teens who have an interest in the fine arts, volunteering, and working with older adults.

There is no cost to participate, although scholars will be responsible for their own transportation. Each student who completes the program will earn a $100 travel stipend.

Goals for high school students:

  • to change perceptions of how teens view older adults
  • to find commonality and shared experience with older adults
  • to learn how to use the fine arts as a tool for wellness
  • to understand the importance of volunteerism

Goals for the residents of Worthington Christian Village:

  • to decrease loneliness and isolation through commonality and shared experience with teens
  • to improve cognitive health through active storytelling
  • to strengthen communication skills
  • to increase quality of life

ARISE is supported by The DiMarco Family Fund of The Columbus Foundation and Elfi DiBella. Special thanks to our CAPA Education donors The Bill Conner Memorial Fund, Huntington Bank, and The Robert Weiler Company. And our sincere gratitude to our generous season supporters The Columbus Foundation, Greater Columbus Arts Council, The National Endowment for the Arts, Nationwide Foundation and Ohio Arts Council.

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