2015 Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week Toolkit

Dates: Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week - March 15-21, 2015.

Current Milestone: It is finally here!

Updated Content: Congressional Resolution press release and resolution doc.


Past Advocacy Event: YA Week Prep Web Ex with LobbyIT's Nile Elam on December 5th

Nile Elam is the Senior Director of Congressional Relations at Lobbyit, Young Audiences’ Government Relations firm. For the past two years, Nile has provided great support in reinvigorating National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week. Nile works on a variety of issues, but specializes in child care, higher education and arts education. Nile will be available to answer questions regarding YA Week and other advocacy strategies.  

For questions relating to YA Week, contact Nile Elam at nelam@lobbyit.com

To view the Web Ex video, contact Barbara Davis at barbara@ya.org. 


Timeline for YA Week

December 5, 2014 - Pre-planning Web Ex

December 22, 2014 - Affiliate deadline for committing to YA Week 

Mid-January 2015 - Confirming Events and contacting representative offices

Early February 2015 - General press release YA Week announcement

Mid-February - Begin social media outreach

March 1, 2015 - Confirming rep. visits

March 2015 - Congressional resolution announcement

Week of March 15, 2015 - YA Week events


About the resources on this page

This webpage will be updated periodically with the YA Week Resolution, Senate Proclamation and other documents as they are released. Along with a press release announcement we encourage affiliates to locate their Congressional reps on the Congressional District Spreadsheet below and to send them a formal invitation using the Congressional Invitation Template Letter. This will work in tandem with LobbyIt's efforts to reach out to individual offices. Feel free to use the YA Week artwork below (web version) by right clicking and saving the JPG.

We are developing a YA Week social media campaign and will post the finished document in the beginning of January.

 When tweeting, include the hashtag: #yaweek. 


YA Week Toolkit

-National YA Week Press Release final (PDF)

-Congressional Resolution Press Release final (PDF)

-Congressional Resolution

-Congressional Invitation Template Letter

-Congressional Visit Talking Points and Scheduling Tips

-YA Network Congressional District Spreadsheet 2015

-YA Week Announcement Template Press Release

-YA Week Sample Social Media Campaign Timeline

-YA Week Logo (JPG)


Advocacy Reference Documents

-A Shared Endeavor Policy Statement

-About YA Week and our Advocacy Efforts




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