YAV staff talks 60th Anniversary & Arts in Education Week on WVEC ABC13
YAV’s Executive Director Michael Kerry Williams and Arts Integration Director Sheena Jeffers, appeared on WVEC ABC 13 to discuss YAV’s 60th anniversary celebration and to bring awareness to National Arts in Education Week.
The 60th Anniversary gala, Raise a Ruckus, is a country/black tie event. The western theme is inspired by conquering the “new frontier” of education by deepening connections in learning through the arts.
View the segment by clicking here!
National Arts in Education Week!
It’s NATIONAL ARTS IN EDUCATION WEEK! September 13-19, 2015 is National Arts in Education Week! YAV will be celebrating in several ways, all week long! How will you be celebrating? Let us know and be sure to use #ArtsEdWeek.
Sheena Jeffers Co-Hosts Twitter Chat with Americans for the Arts
Sheena Jeffers, Academy Director at Todd Rosenlieb Dance, Owner of the international blog Ballet Shoes & Bobby Pins, and YAV’s Arts Integration Director, was asked to co-host discussions on Twitter with Americans for the Arts on Monday, September 14th. Sheena’s advocacy and enthusiasm for the arts and arts integration is contagious and we are honored to have her as a part of our team. Check out what was discussed by searching #ArtsEdChat on Twitter!
“#ArtsIntegration is about fostering curiosity, developing interests, and helping students achieve their goals! #ArtsEdWeek” – @SheenaJeffers
Meet Kristin Williams, YAV’s Development Director!
Kristin Williams is enthusiastic about connecting people with their passions – especially people who are passionate about the arts! A graduate of the Governor’s School for the Arts (Norfolk, VA) and the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music (Wheaton, IL), Kristin studied flute for ten years before embarking on a career in professional development. Since then, she has assisted with philanthropic efforts for Virginia Opera and most recently as Director of Annual Giving for Virginia Wesleyan College. Kristin resides in Chesapeake with her husband Garrett and their only “child,” Ninja the Cat.
If you’d like to connect with Kristin, call 757-466-7555 ext. 308 or email DevelopmentDirector@yav.org.
This week in Chesapeake…
Thanks to the generous support of the Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission, Young Audiences of Virginia will be able to provide subsidized in-school, after school and community programming to the students and families of Chesapeake, Virginia. We can not thank you enough for your continued support of YAV!