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It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Young Audiences National Board Member emerita Anne Straus passed away on Friday, October 4th, at age 97 in her Manhattan home. Anne was a stalwart board member of indefatigable energy and commitment for many decades. Anne composed a short memoir about her time with Young Audiences to commemorate our 60th anniversary, which we share again today in her honor.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning believes that every student in America deserves access to the transformative power of an arts-rich education. Students like Amara, who this year was a 2nd grade student who spoke no English and was struggling in school. As a special needs student, Amara had difficulty fitting in and lacked the confidence and communication skills to forge friendships. But when her
The Young Audiences Arts for Learning's 60th Anniversary culminated in the National Conference that took place in New York City at the Roosevelt Hotel this past April. The 60th Anniversary National Conference was a resounding success with three amazing keynote speakers and a variety of breakout sessions providing professional development opportunities. Below are excerpts from the conference
The Plain Dealer recently published a feature story on Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio and their upcoming 60th Anniversary event in September.
Check out the celebratory images of our 60th Anniversary Dinner Cruise!
Last Friday, the 60th Anniversary National Conference participants visited one of three affiliate sites to see the work we do in person...
The whole conference began with a smashing performance by Illstyle and Peace Productions... Read more.
Do you have a burning question for our keynote speakers: Richard Kessler, Ayanna Hudson, and Ben Cameron? Let us know...
This spring, join arts education professionals from throughout the country to the Young Audiences Arts for Learning 60th Anniversary National Conference.
On Monday, March 4, YANY celebrated their anniversary event, the Children's Arts Award Benefit at the Cipriani Wall Street.
Breakout Sessions for Thursday, April 25, 2013 1:30-2:30 pm: The sessions are repeated again at 2:45 pm 1. More Than the Sum of its Parts: “Collaboration & Sustainability in Arts Education ” Ken Cole, Associate Director, National Guild for Community Arts Education and Gigi Antoni, President and CEO, Big Thought. All children have a right to quality arts instruction that provides pathways to
Young Audiences Arts for Learning will Host more than 300 Events and Programs across the US in Celebration of National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week, March 24–March 30, 2013.
On Friday, April 26, participants of the Young Audiences Arts for Learning 60th Anniversary National Conference will travel to a Young Audiences affiliate in the tri-state area to see the work we do firsthand.
Experience the Roosevelt Hotel's classic New York City ambience in person, when you attend the Young Audiences Arts for Learning 60th Anniversary National Conference. Opened in 1924 at the height of the Jazz Age, this NYC landmark continues to awe guests in its prime location at Madison Avenue and 45th street in Midtown Manhattan. Spectacular interiors and grand architectural features beautifully
Quiet, but friendly, Anthony was more interested in sports than in school. “He just kind of blended in with the other kids,” says Melanie Bodner, Anthony’s sixth-grade dance teacher at his school in Manahawkin, NJ. “He didn’t have a focus, or something that made him excited to be in school.” But that year, when Young Audiences’ Illstyle & Peace dance troupe came to his school through an
On Thursday night, April 25, conference participants will be treated to a cocktail reception and then a dinner cruise event that travels along the Hudson River passing by landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Empire State Building. This event will give participants the chance to network with each other and the Young Audiences Arts for Learning network. Operating
MOVING FORWARD : Arts and Education in the Age of Globalization April 24-27, 2013 The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45 th St. NY NY 10017 • 212.661.9600 Registration is closed for the 60th Anniversary National Conference Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at The Roosevelt Hotel 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Registration Thursday, April 25, 2013 at The Roosevelt Hotel 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:30 am 9:30 am Registration
We are proud to announce keynote speakers Richard Kessler, Ayanna Hudson, and Ben Cameron.
I was fortunate to be part of the Certification Program for Young Audiences from the date when it was first founded in 1982 to a couple of years ago. I truly loved going on those certification on-site visits and serving as a team member. Over the years, I think I was able to visit almost every Young Audiences’ affiliate (then called chapters). The two locations that made the most dramatic growth
Hugo was in 2nd grade last year at ER Taylor Elementary School in San Francisco. He was a shy, sweet student, but was considered difficult to work with by his teachers because he had so much trouble focusing on his work. He was unsure of himself in the classroom and he needed constant reassurance. Young Audiences of Northern California brought a visual artist into Hugo’s classroom for a 10 week
In celebration of the Young Audiences 60th anniversary, the YA community wants to see and hear your YA stories. We have posted a selection of YA stories that best represent the diversity of people in our network. We are still accepting submissions and each one will recieve a FREE Young Audiences 60 th anniversary Tote Bag. For more information, please see below. Amara's Story Craig's Story Hugo's
Young Audiences annual national conference aims to serve 250 participants who work for, support or partner with the 30 YA affiliates across the country. Participants include the leadership, education/ programmatic, fund raising/marketing organizational staff; board members; teaching artists, and partner teachers/administrators—a diverse group of people engaged in improving student access to arts and arts integrated learning.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning celebrated its 60th Anniversary Gala Dinner on Thursday, November 15 at the Waldorf=Astoria. Young Audiences honored Elaine and Ken Langone for their commitment to philanthropy and dedicated support of the arts and education.
By Liane McAllister Young Audiences Inc.’s New York Times Ad. November 1984 Young Audiences is the compelling story of an exciting evolution that began with the impassioned dream of three women — Mrs. Edgar Leventritt and Mrs. Lionello Perera of New York City and Mrs. Nina Perera Collier of Baltimore – each determined to share her love of music and learning with school-age children. Over 60 rich
In celebration of the Young Audiences 60th anniversary, the YA community wants to see and hear your YA stories. We’re giving away a FREE Young Audiences 60 th anniversary Tote Bag with each submission. In return, we just ask you to send us a short 150-250 word story or a couple of minutes of video (format: MP4, MOV, WMV) describing how a YA program increased your appreciation of the arts whether
New York, NY (August 27, 2012, 11 a.m. EDT) - To celebrate Young Audiences Arts for Learning's 60 th anniversary, the national office launched an interactive web site that will foster communication within the Young Audiences (YA) network and beyond. The YA web site ( ) is designed to strengthen and serve YA's online audience. It was developed by rayogram, a company that