|Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia Celebrates National YA Week 2018
YA affiliates to hold dozens of special events across the US in celebration of National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week, March 25 – April 7
|Norfolk, Virginia – Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia (YAV) is proud to announce that National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week) will be held March 25 – April 7, 2018. YA Week will celebrate the many contributions YAV has made to schools and students in the Commonwealth of Virginia through its arts-in-education programs.
The two-week celebration will be observed across the Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) network of 30 affiliates in 22 states. Participating affiliates will host arts-integrated programming and special events in schools and community venues, to raise awareness of YA and spotlight the importance of arts-in-education.
YAV will mark YA Week by providing school-based arts in education programs throughout Virginia, including Out of School Time residences in Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, and Rocky Mount. The public is welcome to join YAV at the Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185 on Saturday, April 7 for Rainbow Puppet Productions’ performance “Mother Goose Schoolhouse.” This show is targeted to pre-K students and their families.
“National YA Week focuses on showcasing the deep and demonstrable impact of the arts on education. We celebrate the work of the national Young Audiences Arts for Learning network and how it brings arts integrated learning to more than 5 million students across the country,” said David Dik, National Executive Director of Young Audiences Arts for Learning.
About Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia is the leading provider of high quality arts-in-education programming in Virginia YAV offers an array of arts performances and workshops grounded in Virginia’s core curriculum, residencies for children of all ages, and professional development for teachers in arts-integration techniques that improve students’ literacy skills, motivation to read, and ability to learn. For more information, visit www.yav.org, or call (757) 466-7555.
About Young Audiences Arts for Learning
Founded in 1952, Young Audiences Arts for Learning works to support affiliated organizations that are each dedicated to playing a decisive role in young people’s personal, artistic, and educational development. Last year, the YA network of 30 affiliates reached 5 million children in over 6,000 schools and community centers around the nation, with 85,000 performance demonstrations, workshops, and teacher services.