Network Initiatives

As students face a summer unlike any before, we know that opportunities to combat 'summer slide' have never been more important. We continue our 'Resilience Through the Arts' column by spotlighting the efforts of YA affiliates to transform summer programming and provide students with valuable academic and social-emotional support.
CAL marked the occasion with a free Family Arts Festival, inviting local community members into the new space at 1450 E. 105th Street to catch a glimpse of the imaginative arts-inspired programming it will bring to Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood.
SummerREADS July 10- Augus t 17 Serves Baltimore City Public Schools K-8 students. Kids and families alike are looking forward to six weeks of summer fun at seven beautifully renovated city schools libraries. We're getting ready to read with local hip-hop, dance, music, and theater artists! Students will participate in hands-on storytelling activities with help from special guests, including Art
Join Arts for Learning San Diego as they present Faeries in the Garden! Organized by Arts for Learning San Diego with the event originators Debbie Solan and Marjorie Pezzoli, participating local artists & sponsors will join together to promote the arts in our community. This opportunity will provide all ages the delight in experiencing the beauty & therapeutic properties of art in a
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Maryland partners with Baltimore City Public Schools and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation to present Summer Reads! To learn more about it, visit the website here !
Join Think 360 as they present the Institue for Creative Teaching happening June 20-23! Think 360 partners with the University of Denver's Morgridge School of Education to offer an in-depth week-long summer institute that includes the theory and practice of arts intergration. This program offers educators, artists, and administrators to: Reignite passion for teaching and find renewed joy in the
Young Audiences of Houston is proud to partner with the Levy Park Conservancy to reintroduce people of greater Houston to the newly redeveloped Levy Park - supporting a vision of creating an active and vibrant entertainment and recreation destination for all of Houston to enjoy. Starting March 4th, Young Audiences of Houston will partner with Levy Park to offer FREE, family friendly, arts
Arts for Learning, the Indiana Affiliate of Young Audiences, is looking for an intern to work in their summer programs Arts for Summer Learning, a rigorous literacy program that blends the creativity and discipline of the arts to raise student achievement in reading, and ArtForce, a high school apprenticeship program. They are looking for people who are interested in developing skills related to
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virgina loves their students of military families. Their goal is to strengthen the connection their students of military families feel to their schools, their families and each other, while also providing a support system and opportunities for our students to experience success. YAV’s professional Visual Artists, Christopher Revels and Richard Nickel, will work
With a growing emphasis on using in-school instruction time to grow and sustain standardized test scores, the out-of-school (OST) time arena has become increasingly more important in balancing out our students’ education. Out-of-school time programming allows students to enhance standard in-school curricula with more expansive and varied experiences, and promote increased learning outside of the
On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, Young Audiences New York, our affiliate in NYC, showcased the outstanding work created by students through its LINK NYC after-school program. Students were paired with corporate mentors from industry-leading companies such as AMC, Facebook and Now This Media, among others.
Area students learned how reading and writing are the keys to success through dance, theater and music composition. Young Audiences-Arts for Learning-Virginia partnered with Newport News Public Schools’ extended learning program, WE LEAP, to bring interactive, arts-infused education opportunities to students through their Spectacular Saturdays programs.
A quick look into the demographics of the Near Eastside of Indianapolis community will reveal that it is comprised of 20 different neighborhoods encompassing over 40,000 residents. Of the 40,000, 24% do not have a high school diploma and according to the U.S. census the unemployment rate was almost 10% in 2000 and has risen steadily since. In addition to this, many of the students that attend IPS
On August 12, Young Audiences of Western NY's ArtWorks Apprentices showcase a curated gallery of their original art.
The vision of the Arts Access Initiative is that all children should be able to have the opportunity to benefit cognitively, creatively, emotionally, and academically through the arts. To fulfill this vision, the Arts Access Initiative will focus on four main areas of involvement - Strategy, Partnerships, Data Collection, and Advocacy.
This program focuses on providing a dynamic and culturally rich educational experience for students in a safe and supportive environment. Students have the chance to participate in hands-on activities in many art forms, including an exploration of spoken word, creative writing, drama, visual arts, and technology.
To celebrate National Young Audiences week, Young Audiences of Western New York (YAWNY) hosted a public celebration event on Thursday March 19th at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library. The event focused on allowing children and their families to experience the arts in many different forms, through exciting performances, intriguing exhibitions and touching personal testimonies about how the
Happy Holidays to all! During this time of giving and holiday cheer, Young Audiences affiliates are in full swing bringing the arts to children across the country. One such program that fully embodies the spirit of the season is the Houston Healing Arts Program organized by Young Audiences of Houston. For the past 13 years, Young Audiences of Houston has been partnering with children’s hospitals
Many EACH Alumni describe their time in the program as transformative. For some it was through the artistic rigor, for others it simply allowed them to surround themselves with like-minded people and encouraged them to open up and become more confident in their art and themselves.
“Please don’t cut down all my trees, I need the earth to breathe! Won’t you help me?” This may sound like a line from Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi,” but it’s actually the beginning of the chorus from a song co-written and produced by students and teaching artists from the Red House Program, a segment of Young Audiences of Rochester’s “Rochester Summer Scholars Program”. The Rochester Summer
Young Audiences Arts for Learning affiliates offer arts-based internship programs to help boost educational opportunities and job experience.
Dallas City of Learning is a multi partner initiative that has turned Dallas into a citywide learning laboratory for young people this summer...
At this year-long afterschool workshop, two kindergarten classes at TCCS are currently receiving instruction in musical concepts and percussion. The residency program, led by Teaching Artists Trey Files and Eric Phinney, focuses on traditional playing techniques and rhythms using Middle Eastern percussion instruments.
Our Arts for Learning Affiliate in Connecticut has implemented some exciting initiatives targeted at aiding and engaging the surrounding community. For the past two years, through the generosity of the Variety Foundation for Children, Arts for Learning CT has offered family art nights, drum and dance after school workshops, and a community art project resulting in a beautiful 10' x 30' tile
Summer is in full swing at the Young Audiences Arts for Learning network. We have a whole list of fun, imaginative, and educational programming throughout the summer and across the country...
The Emerging Artists Creativity Hub ( EACH ) is a teen arts program designed specifically for young artists, ages 13-17, who are interested and gifted in the arts. It is intended for students to study and work in the arts far beyond the typical high school curriculum. Our bright and dedicated young artists come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Each week they gather to explore multiple
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 Live Webcast — Speakers: 9 to 10 am EST; Discussion: 10 to 11 am EST Register Now! Streamed live from the National Press Club in Washington, DC, this webcast will unveil a groundbreaking new compendium, Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success . Edited by Terry K. Peterson, PhD, this seminal work
The Emerging Artists Creativity Hub (EACH) is a teen arts program designed specifically for young artists, ages 13-17, who are interested and gifted in the arts. It is intended for students to study and work in the arts far beyond the typical high school curriculum. Each week participants gather to explore multiple art forms and take creative risks in personal and collaborative art-making.