Young At Art Museum is committed to bringing art to underserved children, families and seniors whose opportunities to engage with art are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics or disability. Young At Art makes a difference in our community through programs such as:
ArtREACH is a free, after school enrichment program for homeless youth and teens, ages 5-15, living in Broward emergency and transitional shelters or in Independent Transitional Housing. This program fills a void in after school services for the homeless, providing educational, emotional and behavioral support while enabling their parents to pursue and retain the full-time employment that will move their family back into mainstream society.
YAA expanded its program at Sunland Park Elementary by developing STEAM for Early Learners, strengthening the integration of art into Florida's Early Learning Standards for Sunland's Prekindergarten, Kindergarten and Head Start students. STEAM for Early Learners provides instruction, teacher training, classroom resources and parent involvement. This innovative collaboration strengthens YAA's role as an advocate and leader in providing arts-based education within the formal education system.
The ArtHouse is a socially engaged, art-based initiative in one of the most impoverished communities in the nation, where 1,000+ families engage in creative placemaking: the belief that art, culture and creativity expressed powerfully through place can create vibrant communities. YAA has transformed a vacant duplex into state-of-the-art studios for painting, drawing, printmaking and ceramics. YAA teaching artists work with the residents to create art that encourages socialization, enhances self-esteem and builds skills.
Girls 'N Power is an arts-based gender empowerment program conducted at PACE Center of Broward, a non-residential treatment program and high school for at-risk teen girls in Wilton Manors. The program empowers teens to use the creation of art as a tool to find their voice and self-worth.
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