National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week) is an annual event that celebrates the national YA network of affiliates and show support for arts-in-education! For 65 years, Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Maryland has worked to transform the lives and education of Maryland students through the arts. The national Young Audiences network of 30 affiliates was founded in Baltimore in 1950, and reached five million children last year alone. In Maryland, Young Audiences served nearly 170,000 students at 450 schools and community organizations throughout all 24 school districts during fiscal year 2013-2014.
YA Week 2015 was March 15 to 21, 2015. To celebrate, we asked our community: Why Do the Arts Matter? All arts-in-education supporters were encouraged to participate by creating a video, taking a photo, writing a few words, or sharing a piece of artwork that told a story of how the arts have impacted their life.
See more #WhyArts reflections on Young Audiences’ Facebook page!
Learn more about the U.S. House of Representatives Resolution marking March 15 to 21, 2015 YA Week. Find more national YA Week news at youngaudiences.org.