The YA Network will host dozens of events across the US in celebration of National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, NY – February 15, 2018 – Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) is proud to announce that its annual advocacy and awareness campaign, Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week), will take place March 25 – April 7, 2018.
First championed in 1971 by conductor Leonard Bernstein, YA Week is a two-week celebration observed across the YA network to raise national and local awareness about arts-in-education initiatives through public programming, special events, and long-term residencies.
“The YA network is in a strategic position to advocate for all students by publicly advancing the value of using the arts to enhance academic achievement. YA Week focuses on showcasing and highlighting deep and demonstrable impact of the arts on education. We celebrate the work of the YA network and how it brings arts integrated learning to more than 5 million students across the country each year,” said David A. Dik, National Executive Director of Young Audiences Arts for Learning.
A core value of YA is to provide young people with high quality arts-in-education programming, regardless of their zip code. The campaign will be observed nationwide by the entire network of 28 YA affiliates (listed below), serving students in 22 states. Each YA affiliate will release information about their events and festivities in the upcoming weeks.
Arkansas Learning Through the Arts
Arts for Learning Connecticut
Arts for Learning Indiana
Arts for Learning Miami
Arts for Learning San Diego
Arts for Learning Santa Cruz County
Arts Partners, Wichita
Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education
Kansas City Young Audiences
Springboard for Learning
Think 360 Arts for Learning
Young Audiences of Abilene
Young Audiences of Houston
Young Audiences of Louisiana
Young Audiences of Maryland
Young Audiences of Massachusetts
Young Audiences New York
Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania
Young Audiences of Northeast Texas
Young Audiences of Northern California
Young Audiences of Oregon & Southwest Washington
Young Audiences of Southeast Texas
Young Audiences of Southwest Florida
Young Audiences of Virginia
Young Audiences of Western New York
About Young Audiences Arts for Learning
Founded in 1952, Young Audiences Arts for Learning works to support affiliated organizations that are each dedicated to playing a decisive role in young people’s personal, artistic, and educational development. The YA network of 28 affiliates annually reaches 5 million children in over 6,000 schools and community centers around the nation, with 85,000 performance demonstrations, workshops, and teacher services.
Emily Lattal, Director of Marketing & Communications
Young Audiences Arts for Learning
212-860-1563 Ext. 104