It remains the goal of the Friends of Carter Barron
Foundation of the Performing Arts to recruit through
the district agency, the Department of Employment Services,
Office of Youth Programs to ensure that each selected
candidates meet the following criteria:
- federal/poverty income guidelines
- reside in the District of Columbia
- selected or express a career interest in the Performing
or Computer Arts Occupations
- enrolled in a public/charter/private local school.
The aforementioned guidelines ensures that youth acquire
stipends throughout the secondary training years with
our organization, as they undergo intense and individualized
academic, work-readiness/life management and occupational
The majority of our young participants are selected
through our referral agency, the Department of Employment
Services, as subsidized enrollees.
See DOES Program Requirements.
Other enrolled youth, are titled as non-subsidized.
The enrollment fees for the year-round training is three
thousand ($3K) dollars, or one thousand $1K for each
semester-based program design. The eligibility is only
based on ages, 14-18 and enrolled in a school setting.
However, parent(s) / guardian(s) can earn discounts
up to two hundred ($200) or five hundred ($500) dollars.
These discounts are achieved under the following enrollment
- when two semester-based programs are paid upfront
(before the start of the program) within the same
year, the summer program becomes reduced by $500
- or an upfront payment for the summer authorizes
a $200 reduction for enrollment.