Mission: Youth in Arts was founded in 1970 by community volunteers who were dismayed the ever-lessening resources available for arts education in schools. Youth in Arts believes that the arts should be an integral part of every child''s education. Youth in Arts advocates for the inclusion of the performing and visual arts in a child''s school as well as in the community. Annually, Youth in Arts'' programs reach the majority of the schools in Marin.
AIS places professional visual, performing, and new mediaartists into pre-K-12 classrooms to work with students over an 8-10 weekperiod. During the 2007/08 schoolyear, AIS provided 2,825 hours of arts education in 287 classrooms for 7,175students.