FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Young Audiences Arts for Learning, the nation’s largest arts in education network, is proud to announce that National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week) 2022 will be held April 10-23.
An annual advocacy and awareness initiative first championed by Conductor Leonard Bernstein in 1971, YA Week has grown into a two-week celebration of arts in education observed each spring by the YA Network, leaders in the field, and individual supporters. Young Audiences Arts for Learning's affiliates mark YA Week with a variety of special events, virtual and community programs, and other outreach, with the goal of spotlighting for congressional stakeholders the powerful impact of the arts on the education and development of our next generation of learners.
“The arts provide young people with the knowledge, passion, and creativity they need to flourish in curricular, career, and personal endeavors. YA Week is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the deep and demonstrable impact of the arts on learning, engagement, and development for students across the country,” said David A. Dik, National Executive Director of Young Audiences Arts for Learning.
A core value of Young Audiences Arts for Learning is that all young people, regardless of their zip code, deserve access to a well-rounded education that incorporates the arts into learning and propels students to develop skills for success in school and in life. Each YA affiliate (listed below) will release information about their local YA week celebrations in the upcoming weeks.
YOUNG AUDIENCES OF ABILENE
YOUNG AUDIENCES OF HOUSTON
YOUNG AUDIENCES OF LOUISIANA
YOUNG AUDIENCES OF MASSACHUSETTS
YOUNG AUDIENCES NEW JERSEY & EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
YOUNG AUDIENCES NEW YORK
YOUNG AUDIENCES OF NORTHEAST TEXAS
YOUNG AUDIENCES OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
YOUNG AUDIENCES OF OREGON
YOUNG AUDIENCES OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS
YOUNG AUDIENCES OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
YOUNG AUDIENCES OF WESTERN NEW YORK
KANSAS CITY YOUNG AUDIENCES
ARTS FOR LEARNING CONNECTICUT
ARTS FOR LEARNING INDIANA
ARTS FOR LEARNING MARYLAND
ARTS FOR LEARNING MIAMI
ARTS FOR LEARNING SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
ARTS FOR LEARNING VIRGINIA
ARKANSAS LEARNING THROUGH THE ARTS
ARTS & LEARNING CONSERVATORY
ARTS EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE
ARTS NOW LEARNING
CHICAGO ARTS PARTNERSHIPS IN EDUCATION
CENTER FOR ARTS-INSPIRED LEARNING
SPRINGBOARD TO LEARNING
THINK360 ARTS FOR LEARNING
Organizations and arts in education advocates can join the YA Week celebration by showing support on social media, using the hashtag #YAweek. For details and more ways to get involved, visit www.ya.org/YAweek.
About Young Audiences Arts for Learning
Founded in 1952, Young Audiences Arts for Learning (Young Audiences) is the nation’s largest arts in education network, serving 25 states and impacting approximately 5 million young people each year. Young Audiences works to support affiliated organizations that are each dedicated to playing a decisive role in young people’s personal, artistic, and educational development. Learn more about Young Audiences and our mission to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts at www.youngaudiences.org.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning
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