The arts is one of our six core elements for programming at Club. This means that staff are incredibly intentional about incorporating the arts in their programs and introducing youth to a variety of art forms. If youth have a deep desire or passion to learn more about the arts, there are additional, specialized programs they can join to further their knowledge and love for art. We are thrilled to have many community partners that invest in young artists and make these programs possible. Below you will see a few of the major student led projects youth participated in under the direction of our Creative Arts Specialist, Craig Knitt. We are proud of the phenomenal artwork, passion, joy, and excitement youth have displayed when participating in these projects and hope you enjoy!
Her self-esteem, in general, has improved. She couldn't do sports-but this is something that makes her stand out.
YAI definitely changed my confidence and attitude. When I first started I thought I'd be the best, but I learned that you're supposed to build your way up to be the best.
youth engage in hands-on
YAI learning experiences.
Most tweens (ages 10-14) who participate
in YAI increase attendance at Club at a time when
many typically begin losing interest.