Jersey Give Back Guide: Young Audiences

December 23, 2014


YA EACH Photo 2Throughout December, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in our Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online portal for year-end giving that makes it easy to donate to some of New Jersey’s most effective nonprofits. Today we feature Young Audiences.

Arts2Organization name: Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania

Connect: Website | @YANJEPA | Facebook

Communities served: 21 New Jersey counties and the 7 easternmost counties in Pennsylvania

Founded: 1973

Make a year-end donation: Click here

WHAT WE DO: Since our founding in 1973 Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania (YA) has grown into the regions largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit arts education organization serving in each of New Jersey’s 21 counties and the seven easternmost counties of Pennsylvania.

Young Audience’s mission is to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. We partner with schools, parents, artists and funders to provide the best in arts education for our children through high quality performances, workshops, residencies, teacher professional development, family and community workshops and field trips. Our programs are child-centered, outcome driven and measurably effective. The goals of all of our programs are to infuse arts programming into schools so that students EXPERIENCE extraordinary art and artists, UNDERSTAND the value of art and creativity in the world, CREATE art that engages the imagination and expresses ideas, and CONNECT art and the creative process to classroom learning and life.

ya_by_the_numbers_press_kit.psdWHY WE’RE GREAT: We never stop working to fulfill our vision — a future in which all students in the region have the opportunity to engage in quality arts learning that nurtures creativity, cultural awareness, and the development of critical thinking and learning skills.

Over the past 40 years, Young Audience programs have affected the lives of 11.5 million children.

HOW YOUR DONATION WILL HELP:  Imagine a world where every child has access to the arts. This is the world we are working to create.

See what the power of the arts can do for children, teachers and communities — your donation can provide:

  • $5,000: Two performances for the entire school with 4 days of workshops for 100 students and a professional development session for teachers on how to integrate the arts in their teaching
  • $2,500: A 5-day residency for 100 students
  • $1,000: A performance for the entire school
  • $500: A day of workshops for 100 students
  • $100: Art Supplies for a hands-on art-making residency
  • $25: Art supplies for a family arts and creativity project

ADDITIONAL NEEDS: Join us in fostering creativity to change the world. Here’s what you can do:

  • Schedule a program for your school or community or make a donation so someone else can.
  • Volunteer your time or services.
  • Advocate for Art Education in your community.
  • Expose your children to arts experiences at home, school and in your community

MORE ON YOUNG AUDIENCES: Watch this video to see Young Audiences’ Sandy Relief initiative at work in a classroom at Samsel Elementary School

— Larry Capo, President & CEO of Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania


The Dodge Foundation is offering $1,000 challenge grants to each of the organizations featured in the Jersey Give-Back Guide. To be eligible, each organization must receive at least 50 donations through the Guide by December 31st. Help them reach their goal and get that extra $1,000!