From the Staff Team at YANY:

Systemic disparities in education, employment, housing, and health care marginalize so many people in the communities of color that YANY serves. We – the staff at YANY – strive for a better tomorrow by leveraging the arts as a catalyst for equity.

Our work addresses inequalities by creating safe and inclusive spaces for young people so they can express themselves and contribute to healing and justice through the arts. YANY’s programs – led by diverse and qualified Teaching Artists – empower our students to cultivate their unique talents, develop their social awareness, and maximize their potential.

We are proud of our united efforts to create a world with equal opportunity so that ALL children can experience and create art. To us, our work at YANY is more than a job, it’s a mission.”