Youth Art Exchange is 20!

For 20 years, YAX has brought the arts to youth who otherwise may not have access. Since the very first art class offered at Galileo High School in 2000, we have worked to bring free arts education into the lives of San Francisco public high school students and their communities.

Youth need the arts—now more than ever. 

The arts are critical for young people engaging in the world around them, especially during these challenging times. They can share their protests and radical ideas for changing the systems in which they participate and live. Their viewpoints are vital as San Franciscans living in and contributing to the culture of our city, yet they are often not allowed in decision-making that affects them. Their activism will impact all of our lives; their agency and voice are essential. 

Our commitment to self-expression, self-discovery, 
skill-building, youth leadership, and empower young artists 
remains stronger than ever.

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 to our mission that we keep our programs free.

Your donation is even more important to YAX during these ever-changing times. For 20 years, your generous support has provided incredible opportunities and positively impacted the lives of the youth we serve. Please donate today to help YAX continue this important work for many more years to come!

Donation Amount
Recurring Option
Billing and Contact Information
Cardholder Information
Payment Details
Terms & Conditions

Youth Art Exchange is a fiscally-sponsored project of the Tides Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift may be tax-deductible pursuant to §170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please visit for additional information. No goods or services were received in consideration of this gift.  Our Federal Tax ID# is 94-3213100.

You will be charged:


Secured and Powered by Click&Pledge