Young Audiences Charter School will hold its 6th Annual YACS Fest on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Kate Middleton Campus at 1407 Virgil St Gretna, LA. The entire community is invited to join the family-friendly fun.
The event will feature performances by OperaCréole, Ivoire Spectacle, and YACS students, as well as carnival games, inflatables, a dunk booth, and arts and crafts booths led by professional teaching artists. Refreshments, including sweets from the YACS Parent Community Organization bake sale, will be available for purchase.
Christine A. Guillory is generously supporting this event as lead sponsor. Other sponsors include the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council New Orleans. Proceeds from YACS Fest will support the academic and artistic growth of our creative learners, particularly as the school expands to additional campus space to accommodate YACS’s extension to pre-K through high school.
Young Audiences Charter School (YACS), the only arts-integrated charter school in Jefferson Parish, invites prospective students, along with their families, to attend an Open House for Grades Kindergarten-9th on Saturday, November 10 from Noon to 2pm at the Kate Middleton Campus, located at 1407 Virgil St., in Gretna, LA.
Teachers and staff will be on hand to answer questions about the school. There will be a STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, Math) Table activity where prospective students may draw patterns and textures they see in nature. The afternoon will feature presentations from school administrators, staff teaching artists, and a performance from the renowned YACS Jazz Ensemble.
Young Audiences selected for $2.3M funding for arts education in partnership with Jeff Parish public schools
Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA) is pleased to announce that they have been selected to receive funding through the United States Department of Education’s (DOE) Assistance for Arts Education Development and Dissemination Grants Competition (AAEDD). YALA is the local affiliate of the Young Audiences Arts for Learning Network (YA Network), a national organization committed to inspiring young people and expanding their learning through the arts.
YA Network affiliates YALA, ArtsNow Learning (ArtsNow), and Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE), have each been awarded more than US$2.25 million in funding over four years to advance pioneering projects in the arts integration field. These winning initiatives represent three out of only 22 AAEDD grants awarded for FY18, culled from more than 90 applications.
The 9th Annual Young Audiences Dancing for the Arts gala will be held at Harrah’s Casino Theatre on Friday, November 16 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm starting with a red carpet reception and cocktail hour. Inspired by ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, the gala will feature local community leaders competing on the dance floor with professional dancers for the coveted People’s Choice Award. Festivities include a silent auction, open bar, fine fare, and entertainment.
All proceeds from the gala will support Young Audiences’ afterschool, summer, and early learning arts education programs. All ticket levels include food, drinks, and live entertainment. Those who cannot attend are encouraged to vote for their favorite dancers online. Ticket prices start at $75. To purchase tickets or tables and/or vote or please visit www.ya4la.org. ;
Young Audiences Charter School (YACS) will hold its first school-wide exhibition of artwork created by its visual arts creative learners in grades K and 5th - 8th. The “Art Bright” Exhibition will be held on Thursday, October 18th, 2018, 5pm-7pm at Young Audiences Charter School, 1407 Virgil St, Gretna, LA 70053.
“YACS is excited to present our first school-wide exhibition of artwork created by our multi-talented students,” said Young Audiences Charter School Leader Brandon House. “This exhibition is part of Young Audiences Charter School's mission to educate through arts integration and equip our creative learners to flourish as leaders in life and learning.”
Young Audiences Charter School will hold its 5th Annual YACS Fest on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Kate Middleton Campus at 1407 Virgil St Gretna, LA. The entire community is invited to join the family-friendly fun.
The event will feature performances by Curtis Pierre, Music of India, and YACS students, as well as carnival games, inflatables, a dunk booth, and arts and crafts booths led by professional teaching artists. There will be delicious food, including jambalaya and hot sauce donated and prepared by Zatarain’s. Additionally, the YACS Parent Community Organization will be selling baked goods to refresh classroom school supplies.
Young Audiences Charter School (YACS), the only arts-integrated charter school in Jefferson Parish, invites prospective Kindergarten students, along with their families, to attend an Open House on Wednesday, January 24, 2:30pm to learn more about the school. The sessions will be held at Young Audiences Charter School, 1407 Virgil Street in Gretna.
“We are proud to be a part of this diverse community and to continue to provide a high-quality, open enrollment, arts-integrated education for all children,” said School Leader Brandon House. “We are excited to be expanding to high school in 2019 and offering the opportunity for our students to attend a full K-12 school. Our recent test scores prove that we are ready to take YACS to a new level!”
Young Audiences Charter School (YACS) Joins the Greater New Orleans
Collaborative of Charter Schools (GNOCCS)
Young Audiences Charter School (YACS), an open enrollment, arts-integrated K-7 grade charter school located at 1407 Virgil St. in Gretna and authorized by the Jefferson Parish School Board, has joined the Greater New Orleans Collaborative of Charter Schools (GNOCCS), announced President Latoye Brown.
The GNOCCS is a non-profit organization established in 2006 to ensure the sustainability and growth of high quality public charter schools in the Greater New Orleans Area in order to offer families a choice among high quality educational programs.
Students from four area schools have been selected to perform at Young Audiences of Louisiana’s Spring Spotlight on Wednesday, May 10th at 7pm at the West Jefferson High School Auditorium, 2200 8th Street, Harvey, LA with seating on a first-come, first served basis.
Acts will include African drum and dance, modern and hip-hop dance, ballet, steel pan, creative movement, and marching bands. This show will be the culmination of the knowledge and skills students have gained under the tutelage of master teaching artists in the 2016-2017 Young Audiences afterschool program.
Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA) in partnership with The Helis Foundation announced plans to expand their successful early learning program, Baby Artsplay!™, to eight cultural institutions across the city of New Orleans. Beginning this Spring, Baby Artsplay!TM will be offered as a series of six free 30-minute workshops held weekly to engage young children ages 12-24 months and their caregivers in research-based performing arts experiences that support their cognitive, physical, and social development. The Louisiana Wolf Trap Baby Artsplay!™ teaching method taps into children’s innate desire for active, multi-sensory learning through purposeful singing, dancing, and movement.