Why Donate to YIA?

Giving to Youth in Arts is an investment in the transformative power of the arts! Your donation propels our mission to empower thousands of students through visual arts, music, and dance, nurturing not just artistic skills but also building creativity, confidence, and compassion and resilience. By supporting YIA, you’re fostering a safe space where creativity flourishes, allowing our students to imagine, explore, experiment, and express themselves freely. Your generosity paves the way for a future where the children we serve become catalysts for positive change, shaping a world infused with imagination, empathy, and endless possibilities.

Give once, or become a monthly, quarterly or annual donor to Youth in Arts and be a driving force in nurturing the creativity, confidence, and compassion of our next generation.

Planned Giving

Planned giving to Youth in Arts goes beyond a simple donation; it’s a legacy that perpetuates the transformative impact of arts education for thousands of students. By considering gifts such as funds, stocks, or property in your estate plans, you’re ensuring that our visual arts, music, and dance programs continue to flourish. You are helping students of all backgrounds and abilities share their voice, explore their creativity, and build skills needed to thrive in an ever-evolving world. Your contribution empowers us to expand our reach, innovate our programs, and provide invaluable experiences that nurture artistic expression in our community.

Additionally, planned giving offers significant tax relief, making it a mutually beneficial arrangement where your generosity creates enduring opportunities for future generations while offering financial advantages. Your legacy becomes an enduring brushstroke in the canvas of these students’ lives, painting a brighter, more vibrant future through the arts.

Become A Volunteer

Volunteering at Youth in Arts is an incredible opportunity to directly shape the lives of the students we serve. By supporting us in classrooms, at community events, or at Youth in Arts, you’ll become an integral part of the transformative journey we offer these young minds. Your presence amplifies our impact and also enriches these experiences, bringing diverse perspectives and skills that inspire creativity and broaden horizons. Whether you’re assisting in a classroom, lending a hand at events, or contributing behind the scenes, your involvement helps create a more vibrant and comprehensive arts education. Join us and be a catalyst for change in the lives of these budding artists!

Donate Visual Arts & Music Supplies

At Youth in Arts, we believe in giving student artists the best materials we can. Children who work with high quality tools and materials can feel the difference. They are more likely to have a deeper and richer experience if they are working on heavy paper with a beautiful color pencil or paint. The classes we serve range from a few students to 30, so any amount is welcome and will be put to good use!

We are especially looking for:

artist’s paper, any size (watercolor, multimedia, drawing, etc)

  • artist’s paper, any size (watercolor, multimedia, drawing, etc)
  • paint brushes
  • colored pencils
  • watercolor pencils
  • drawing pencils (2B or softer)
  • oil pastels
  • archival mat board (especially black or white)
  • hot glue guns
  • Scissors
  • sketchbooks
  • paint (tempera)
  • art tools (carving tools for clay, etc)

Music Supplies:

  • Ukuleles
  • Guitars (acoustic or electric)
  • Electric keyboards
  • Hand Drums
  • PA equipment
    • cordless microphones
    • speakers
    • sound mixers, etc