NYC Flagship Event hosted by Young Audiences New York will take place on March 18

Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) is proud to announce The National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week). The YA network is raising awareness for arts and education initiatives in schools and community venues by celebrating YA Week with public programming and special events. It will be observed around the country by 25 Young Audiences affiliates in 22 states.

In New York City, the festivities will be kicked off with a lively panel discussion to address the opportunity gap in NYC and how arts organizations can help leverage the arts to close this gap for all of NYC children. The national organization of Young Audiences is partnering with our affiliate in New York City, Young Audiences New York to create this event that will take place on Wednesday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Crowell & Moring Law Offices, 590 Madison Avenue. The panelists will include leaders from the educational and corporate communities, and arts organizations. They will share their unique perspective on how all of us in the five boroughs can arrive at a sustainable solution.

“We are excited to be working with Young Audiences New York to create this important event that addresses such a timely and pertinent issue in New York City” states David A. Dik, YA’s National Executive Director.

Springboard is the local Young Audiences affiliate, serving more than 44,000 students in 2013-2014. To find out more or to observe a Springboard program during Arts for Learning Week, please contact Anthony D’Agostino at 314-768-9670, ext. 108.