Youth need the arts. The arts are critical for young people engaging in the world around them. As a vehicle for self discovery and self expression, youth can articulate their needs and perspectives. There is not enough access to the arts for public high school youth in San Francisco. In San Francisco, we fill that gap. We bring the arts to youth who otherwise may not have access. Through out of school time programming and classes during the school day, we create critical pathways to the arts.
We are committed to self-expression, self-discovery, skill building, youth leadership, and empowered young artists. We are committed to our youth that are young printmakers, young architects, young filmmakers, young performers, and more learning and experimenting through the arts. We are committed to these youth changing the world.
It is fundamental that we keep our programs free. Your giving to Youth Art Exchange makes that happen!