Young Audiences Arts for Learning will Host more than 150 Events and Programs across the US in Celebration of National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week, March 27–April 2, 2016

New York, NY – January 25, 2016 Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) is proud to announce The National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week), an annual week-long advocacy event. During YA Week, the YA network focuses its combined efforts to raise awareness for arts-in-education around the country. It will be celebrated by the entire network of 30 Young Audiences affiliates in 22 states with arts integrated programming and special events in schools and community venues.

The YA network is the largest and oldest arts-in-education network in the country reaching more than 5 million students each year. YA is dedicated to making the arts available to students of every age in urban, rural and suburban communities. A core value of Young Audiences is to provide equity and access to young people regardless of their zip code.

“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,” states David A. Dik, YA’s National Executive Director.

Established in 1952, Young Audiences’ mission is to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. The YA national organization also addresses policy makers directly to emphasize the importance of arts integrated residency programs. In Washington D.C., Young Audiences’ STEM-to-STEAM advocacy campaign continues to gain momentum along with the bipartisan efforts such as the Congressional STEAM Caucus. Each YA affiliate will be releasing information about their events and festivities in the upcoming months. Please see the list below of the participating affiliates. 

The Young Audiences Arts for Learning Network:

Alliance for the Arts, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Arts Council of Kern/Arts for Learning, Bakersfield, California
Arts for Learning Connecticut
Arts for Learning Indiana
Arts for Learning Miami, Florida
Arts for Learning San Diego, California
Arts Partners, Wichita, Kansas
Big Thought, Dallas, Texas
Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education, Chicago, Illinois
Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, Cleveland, Ohio
COMPAS, St. Paul, Minnesota
Gateway to the Arts/Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Kansas City Young Audiences, Missouri
Springboard, St. Louis, Missouri
Think 360 Arts for Learning, Denver, Colorado
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Maryland
Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania
Young Audiences New York
Young Audiences of Abilene, Texas
Young Audiences of Houston
Young Audiences of Louisiana
Young Audiences of Massachusetts
Young Audiences of Northeast Texas
Young Audiences of Northern California
Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington
Young Audiences of Rochester, New York
Young Audiences of Santa Cruz County, Arizona
Young Audiences of Southeast Texas
Young Audiences of Virginia
Young Audiences of Western New York

 

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CONTACT:

Young Audiences Arts for Learning
Marcus Romero
T: 212-860-1563 X108, E: [email protected]