Participants have access to professional teaching artists, high-quality arts programming, and a creative outlet. Through three esteemed art programs—digital video, graphic design, and dance—we’ve seen increased confidence and success in-and-outside the classroom. YAI builds real life problem-solving skills, develops social and emotional competencies, and provides new outlets for self-expression.
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.
Most tweens (ages 10-14) who participate
in YAI increase attendance at Club at a time when
many typically begin losing interest.