Our Programs

A Free Bird offers three core programs to support children diagnosed with cancer through arts education: Dream Big, Take Flight, and Fly Free. For enrolled families to enjoy, we also offer a Videogame . We also have a support group for parents of children enrolled in our programs. If you are looking to enroll your child please fill out this form.

Dream Big

Has your child ever dreamed of seeing an exhibit at the Guggenheim or watching an award-winning Broadway musical? Our Dream Big program strives to inspire young artists afflicted with cancer or other serious illnesses by giving them access to artistic offerings all over New York City.

Take Flight

Our core program, Take Flight, offers pediatric cancer patients ages 4 – 18 arts education, materials, and one-on-one access to creative mentors, many of whom are distinguished professionals in the New York City arts community—all free of charge. We also provide in-home access to professional art therapists in special circumstances.

Fly Free

Our Fly Free program (for ages 4 – 18) aims to help young artists affected by cancer and other chronic illnesses gain a platform to showcase their work. We celebrate their journeys as artists and survivors and make sure that each and every young artist who participates stands in the spotlight. Aspiring models walk their first runway, singers perform on their first big stage, and artists show their work in galleries.


A Free Bird offers an educational desktop video game! To access the video game, please contact us at [email protected]!

Give Arts

With donated art supplies and materials, we can further empower children affected by cancer through the healing power of arts.

Support Group

OSC events offer moms a few hours to get out of their usual environments and be themselves. Join a supportive community and develop meaningful relationships with others through events that are specifically tailored for moms of children diagnosed with cancer and other chronic illnesses. Attending these events will not only ignite enjoyment for her but also for the family.