YOUNG ARTS ARIZONA LTD

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth

Location: 20009 N 7th Street Phoenix AZ 85006 USA

Mission: Young Arts Arizona Ltd. serves challenged children through the arts. We exhibit their artwork in many public galleries and venues and in collaboration with many cultural agencies. We focus on children at risk who are socio-economically, physically, emotionally, learning disabled or have special needs, and empower them to express, stretch and respect themselves by exhibiting their artwork. We also teach art to children not served by other organizations.
Results: In the past 12 years, Young Arts Arizona improved the lives and dispositions of thousands of children by putting them in touch with their creative genius. The resulting art exhibits have been seen by a staggering 12 million community members. We are continually seeking out new collaborations for children's art programs as well as for exhibition spaces.
Target demographics: We serve K-12 at-risk children through the arts. We server the community at large by making art accessible in public spaces. Our geographic area covers Arizona with concentration on the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Annually, we serve about 5000 children in schools, agencies, detention centers, hospitals, and more.
Geographic areas served: Arizona with concentration on Metro Phoenix
Programs: Art of Healing - creation and exhibition of art by severely and terminally ill children Art of Inner Freedom - creation and exhibition of art by children in juvenile detention

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Rating: 5 stars  

there is a child who is belittled by her family and as a result is not strong emotionally. By giving her a solo exhibition as an artist in residence, Young Arts is helping her feel a sense of self worth which could influence her entire life

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the wonderful results they get with disadvantaged and troubled kids

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They really help kids feel better about themselves

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely dedicated

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

offer art classes in so many place where they currently are none

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Recently, Young Arts hosted an opening reception for an exhibit of art by school children. My niece was one of the children whose art was shown. It was such a thrilling event! All the kids turned into little stars when they saw their art on the wall of the gallery. It was a real reception for them. Food and drinks, a photographer, beautifully displayed art. This event worked miracles on my nieces self-esteem. Young Arts brings art to kids and exhibits their art in order to make them feel good about themselves. I was witness to how well this concept works.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

during the reception I described above. When the children saw their art framed, and hanging on a wall, they were exhilarated.

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I wish more people knew about Young Arts.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the unique nature of Young Arts. I don't think I've ever heard of such a service to children before.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very outgoing and informative. They were extremely welcoming to the kids and their families.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

really make a difference in society by using art as a tool to heal our next generation - our children.

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I knew that this organization enjoyed more publicity.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

... as far as I would imagine, funding and publicity.

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Congratulations, Young Arts - I was so very impressed with what I saw. Best of all, I loved how my niece thrived through this organization.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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