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Changing lives
with the arts

YOUNG AUDIENCES NEW YORK

ART FOR ALL CHILDREN GALA

TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2024

Honoree Cara Lewis

Honoree Cara Lewis

Chief Investment Officer, dentsu Media

Honoree Samara Joy

Honoree Samara Joy

Three-time Grammy Award Winning Vocalist

At Young Audiences New York, art ignites the creativity of children, young people, and families. Now in our 72nd year, we use art-making to encourage social-emotional growth, build 21st century skills, and strengthen community connections throughout New York City.

Dance
Digital Media
PS205X Social Emotional Learning Wall
PS205X Family Day w/ Backpack
Smiling Girl Homepage
Board Chair George Young

IMPACT.

"I feel like free... and at the end of the day I like it because I get to see my mom."

-Aziz, YANY student

"Every child deserves a rich arts program."

-George Young, YANY Board Chair

"The students, teachers, and parents enjoyed the residency very much. The culminating activity allowed the English language learner students to shine, and we were so proud of them!"

-Marilyn Berrios, Retired Assistant Principal, I.S. 77Q

"Working at YANY is a place of growth and opportunity. It's an honor to be of service to the youth of NYC through the arts." -Troy Blackwell, Residency Manager

"Young Audiences New York - we're big brainstormers. We're big discussers. And we have a lot of experts who we value enormously. We're very creative. And I think we will continue to grow and expand and touch lives." -Dale Frehse, YANY Board member

ARTS RESIDENCIES

SNAP STATS

Throughout Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx

  • 5,750 students served

  • 22 school and community-based partnerships

  • 47 programs

  • 44 multi-sessions

  • 49 single sessions

  • 5 assemblies

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COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

PS 205 in the Bronx

SNAP STATS

  • 250 enrolled students

  • 45% of students enrolled in YANY programs

  • Reduction of chronic absenteeism by 9%

PS 165 in Manhattan

  • 193 enrolled students (with a waiting list)

  • Family engagement goal surpassed by 220%

  • 80% average daily attendance of YANY programs

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NEWS & STORIES.

YANY'S SUPPORTERS.

Our work is made possible in part through generous support from the following organizations

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