This summer get something more than just a tan! The Yocum Institute has many classes available for Adult and Older Teen students. Care to try your hand at acting or calligraphy, drawing nature or audition prep? Then we have the class for you. Classes range from 4 days to 5 weeks – there’s something for every busy schedule. See what… Read more →
COMING THIS SUMMER TO A LIBRARY NEAR YOU… THE CLUMSY DRAGON By Kirk Smith and Lauren Collier Swindler Free Admission | Check with your local library for dates and times (subject to change) JUNE: Wednesday, June 14 1:00 PM Wernersville Wednesday, June 14 5:30 PM Reading – 11th and Pike Recreation Center Thursday, June 15 6:30 PM Mifflin Community Friday,… Read more →
Important Notice: Unfortunately, due to strong storms this weekend, the Yocum Institute is experiencing outages of our phone and internet. If there is an emergency and you need to contact someone at the Institute, please contact Susan Rohn at 610.223.4087. Thank you for your patience.
On Friday, April 22, 12 dance couples from throughout the community competed in the 6th Annual “Dancing with the Reading Stars” hosted by the Yocum Institute for Arts Education. This benefit raises money to support Yocum Institute programs throughout Berks County. After a wonderful night of Dancing, the winners are: Audience Favorite: 1st Amy Bartolone & Charlie Sarti 2nd Rachel & Mike Kuhn… Read more →
5pm The Artist Within Exhibit Opening Artwork by the Board of Directors of the Yocum Institute for Arts Education in the Gallery. Followed by… 6pm Salute to Dave Brubeck by The Erwin Chandler Quartet Featuring Ken Blekicki – Sax, Gene Bujnovski – Bass, John Rozum – Drums, Erwin Chandler – Piano The Erwin Chandler Quartet returns to the Berks Jazz Fest in… Read more →
This 5 week class runs April 14 through May 12, from 7-8p.m. Cost is $55/$50 members. You do NOT need a partner to attend. You may register by calling 610-376-1576 or by clicking here. SW01-Swing Dance-Thursdays from 7-8pm
We are pleased to announce this year’s Yocum students who received Merit Scholarships through the Reading Musical Foundation. Merit Awards In 1971, the board of the Reading Music Foundation identified a need in the music community – scholarships for young musicians. Growing from a few offerings to more than 20 merit-based (audition ranked) scholarships, the program today helps Berks County… Read more →
Due to weather conditions, the Institute will open at NOON. Kindergarten and afternoon Preschool Discovery will be operating on normal hours.
Happy President’s Day! The Institute will open at 3:00pm on Monday, February 15th. Preschool, Discovery, Kindergarten, and all daytime classes will be off for the holiday.
To our amazing Neighborhood Bridges© Team of Teaching Artists, Classroom Teachers and School Administrators that make it happen! Thank you to the United Way’s Ready. Set. Read! Initiative. We are thrilled to be a piece of the, “road to success,” the journey to proficient reading skills for Berks County children. Learn more about Neighborhood Bridges©