YA - Rochester 55th Anniversary Yr.
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Young Audiences of Rochester
…. opens the door to a world filled with creativity, imagination, flights of the mind and spirit. We open pathways to new possibilities that transcend limits that may be present in the lives of young people throughout our region. We take the field trip to the classroom.
A testimonial from Teaching Artist Thomas Warfield
I adore my history with YAR...
First, in the 1970's, I was a student in public school, a recipient of the artists coming to my school all through my school years. I was transfixed and inspired. Then I spent years as a YAR artist myself first with Opera Theatre of Rochester and then for many years and dozens of school performances as part of Ballet Duo with Pamela Wilkens-White. And finally, when I moved back to Rochester decades later, as a YAR board member. What an exceptional legacy it's had throughout my life.
Thank you YAR
Young Audiences of Rochester is celebrating our 55th anniversary on February 16 (c.1962).
There are over 340,000 Pre-K, elementary, middle, and high school students in our 19-county service area. Our goal is to deliver on average 1 arts experience/year for each of those students. In 2015-16 our average cost/experience was $2.30.
Art changes lives. Not just those of the children and youth that we serve, but all our lives. We can do this, $1 at a time. Please help us spread the love of arts and education. Let ARTS GROW HEARTS!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Please care and share!
Young Audiences of Rochester, Inc. Board of Directors
More about Young Audiences
Our goal is to place creativity at the core of teaching and learning. Young Audiences connects artists with a broad range of instructional venues from schools and educational sites to cultural organizations, recreation and day care centers. Our quest is simple: bring quality arts learning and literacy to children and youth from cradle to college/careers by opening doors to new experiences. Visit our website to read more about our artists and services.
2017 is our 55th anniversary!
For over 50 years, YOUNG AUDIENCES OF ROCHESTER, the largest, most comprehensive multimodal non-profit arts learning organization in Upstate New York, has been your premier resource and provider of award-winning, innovative and high quality arts learning experiences in the Greater Rochester region.
Our Equity-in-Arts Access Initiative, BUILD YOUNG AUDIENCES and Beyond, puts quality programming within financial reach of all schools, educational sites and organizations that serve children and youth.
YA serves 19 counties in upstate NY. Last year, YA’s talented, multi-disciplinary teaching artists provided over 186,000 arts experiences to young hearts and minds in 15 counties. For every dollar contributed, YA delivered an arts experience. That's a respectable value for your contributed dollar.
We want and need to do more, but we need your help. So even if you can't give right now, please share this best kept secret in education with your friends, family, and especially, school administrators, community leaders, PTA’s and clubs, and teachers that you know.
Thank You for Asking
Many have asked for the list of counties we serve. Rochester's 19 counties are: Monroe, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston, Ontario, Wayne, Steuben, Yates, Seneca, Cayuga, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Tompkins, Tioga, Oswego, Onondaga
To see more YA Youtube Videos:
New video (Delores Jackson) and testament from Thomas Warfield on the GoFundMe campaign.
Making progress towards our GoFundMe goal! (now $294K)
Current fundraiser for valentines day Lovegrams!
New Urban Arts Education Alliance with Settlement Houses of Rochester Foundation!
Jay Stetzer looking for your arts in ed stories. How did the arts change your heart?
Find more at the YARochester.org and on our facebook page.
Don't blink, YA is on the move! Arts Grow Hearts.
We have over 10,000 more experiences funded. Our goal after December fundraising is down to $299,175. A number of you chose to give with direct checks or donations. Thank you so much! Saves us a bunch of fees. It's always nice when people send a little through the GoFundMe campaign to add your recommendation to our efforts. I have been encouraging current donors, with gratitude, to put $1 on our GoFundMe and add a note... And there have been a number who did even more. Thank you.
Arts Grow Hearts!