Dance - Multi-media - Music - Culinary - Fashion Design - Audio Engineering - Counseling

We are Reeds' Refuge

What We Do
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About Reeds' Refuge Center

We are an Award Winning Outreach Organization located in Wilmington, Delaware.
The motto at Reeds’ Refuge Center is Seek Refuge in the Arts

WHO WE ARE

Reeds’ Refuge Center is a community-focused non-profit organization committed to the holistic development and well-being of the children and financially afflicted families of the inner city of Delaware. Reeds’ Refuge Center (RRC) serves as a safe haven from violence, drugs, guns and idle minds by helping youth to discover their creative potential. We provide youth with an outlet to express themselves and seek inspiration in the arts. Daily, we provide nearly 100 youth with a safe-haven to protect them from their local inner city communities.

At Reeds Refuge Center, children and adults are offered the opportunity to express themselves and seek refuge around arts. Through our programs and caring staff, we offer our youth hope, motivation, and courage to live for something above and beyond the lure of a life of crime or dependency.

OUR MISSION

Reeds’ Refuge Center is dedicated to fostering productive life enrichment skills allow to express their creative & artistic abilities. Since opening in 2012, RRC has provided quality after school programming to nearly 1,000 youth annually. Our State of Art Programming provides a wide range of learning and performance opportunities that supports self-discovery, self-discipline, and self-expression. We focus on developing each student’s personal and artistic growth through activities that encourage learning, teamwork, and personal growth. RRC staff exposes our youth to the many facets of music, art, and creativity.

SOME OF OUR SUPPORTERS

  • Wildfire Kingdom Church
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Our Accomplishments

Our Accomplishments

our accomplishments are small examples of our commitment to Delaware, our youth, and changing literacy in local communities.

THE WINNERS OF THE 2017 JEFFERSON AWARDS

THE COMMUNITY EXCELLENCE AWARD

First Grantee from the BeLikeFrank Foundation

In Gratitude for Your Loyal Service to the Citizens of Wilmington 2016

Our Accomplishments
RR Services

Reeds Refuge Services

The work we do has a tremendous impact on our children and our communities.
We’re about making a difference starting with the ones who will someday lead this world.

Multimedia

Media arts training is about more than teaching someone to use a UCE audio, or how to navigate Photoshop. Multimedia is where our youth learn about photography, how to set up a backdrop and lighting for a photoshoot and photo editing. RRC, also provides video production for our youth that is involved in the Multimedia program. Our instructors teach video treatment writing, how to properly utilize a DSLR camera, lenses and equipment; and post-production editing, color correcting, and basic animation.

Cooking without a stove

Culinary education is one of the most effective strategies we can use to combat childhood obesity and safety. We create hands-on activities such as cooking without a stove. Hands-on food education is a powerful way to demonstrate safety while preparing meals. We take pride in teaching children basic cooking skills like proper knife usage, mixing and blending seasonings, how to take raw ingredients to make a tasty balanced meals using a microwave. Enabling children to cook for themselves without using fire to cook. Kids learn much more than just cooking; they learn science, language, mathematics, budgeting, reading scale, and many other fine motor skills to ensure the youth’s success.

Audio Engineering

Another vital part of our Multimedia training is Musical Engineering. This is where our youth find much of their interest and excitement with recording vocals, vocal mixing, and using industry standard equipment and programs such as ProTools HD, Machine Studio, and more. Media & arts training is about helping our youth build critical thinking skills, then allowing them to use those skills to express themselves in meaningful ways through the visual and musical arts.

Piano and Drum Instruction

At RRC, we believe that music development should be fun and informative. We transform music and music lessons into a social experience, adding a strong group incentive to playing, learning, and practicing. We have found that maximum progress is achieved through a blend of individual instruction and playing with one’s peers in bands and small groups.

Fashion Design

Our aspiring designers will learn skills that are vital to understanding design, pattern making, marketing, and much more. RRC instructors will be teaching actual industry quality skills that are used for a career in fashion design. The classes will be filled with many techniques incorporated into fun and exciting projects. Some of the techniques include illustration, draping, pattern making, and sewing of the garments. Our youth will also learn about the different consumer markets and spotting trends with some field trips to various department stores and getting to know types of material while shopping in fabric stores.

Dance Instruction

RRC offers a variety of children’s dance lessons for kids and preschoolers. In addition to our children’s dance lessons, we also provide a unique outreach program to daycare centers with courses in fitness, tap, and ballet. Involving dance and the arts as part of your child’s experience is as important as scholarly pursuits. Dance is an important part of your child’s growth, creative expression and self-esteem. Through dancing, children learn things like who they are and how to interact with others. These elements are taught through dance in creative and unique ways, and this allows children to feel, move and think simultaneously.

RR Services
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Our Supporters

We appreciate all our sponsors and those who support the hard work we do here at REEDS’ REFUGE CENTER

Clients
Team

Our Team

We believe in a diverse range of personel to bring creative skills,
thoughts, and ideas to the table.

FredReed2

FREDERICK REED

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

AJHarding2

A. J. HARDING

COUNSELOR

UrielIsrael2

URIEL BEN ISRAEL

MULTI-MEDIA INSTRUCTOR

Team

IT'S WHAT WE DO

Our goal is to impact the inner-city youth through various art forms. Our youth is the future and our staff is dedicated to push them to Greatness

PIANO & DRUM INSTRUMENTATION

95%

MULTI-MEDIA

98%

DANCE INSTRUCTION

96%

FASHION DESIGN

99%

AUDIO ENGINEERING

97%

YOUTH MENTORING

100%

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Get your children ready for an awesome experience
and become a part of the Reeds’ Refuge Center family.

REEDS' REFUGE CENTER

We welcome you to contact us for more information
about our organization, programs or services.