Youth Arts Alliance Provides Healing Centered Arts: Groundcover Summer Arts Edition, 2021
Groundcover Summer Arts Edition 2021
Youth Forum Webinar with Washtenaw County Prosecutorial Candidates
Sponsored by the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
New mural highlights teamwork skills at Western Career Prep
Western Career Prep High School students have unveiled a new mural at the school. The project, done in conjunction with the Youth Arts Alliance, helped students learn basic art skills and key career readiness skills
“Community-driven” policy in practice
Master's Student in Epidemiology and Public Health Action Support Team (PHAST) member Jasdeep Kler spent his summer developing a trauma-informed mindfulness curriculum in partnership with Ann Arbor youth and community partner, Youth Arts Alliance.
Youth art group brightens Ypsi’s Parkridge Community Center
YAA worked on developing a large mural in the Parkridge Community Center. The mural depicts a large profile of a human head, much like the silhouette profile portraits many of us made in art class as young kids.
Youth Arts Alliance’s Healing Centered Arts Education Enters The Muskegon Juvenile Transition Center
By: Christiana Castillo This summer, the Muskegon Juvenile Transition Center (MJTC) became a space for healing and transformation in collaboration with Youth Arts Alliance. For the first time ever, YAA facilitated their healing centered arts education to youth at the...
Experiments in Photography: Pinhole Cameras and Sun Prints
In June 2021, Youth Arts Alliance dove back into in person programming, beginning at the Monroe County Youth Center. We implemented a week long pinhole photography and cyanotype residency, with longtime teaching artist Isaac Wingfield and YAA's Creative Director, Lucy...
Maker Space: YAA Artists Make Miniature Worlds
https://youtu.be/0i-MkHJbBJ0 Skate Park, Ian Bradley, 2021 This spring, students at Western Career Prep, an alternative high school in Jackson, MI, participated in a workshop called “Maker Space.” In the workshop, they explored the medium of miniatures. The artists...
Staff Tribute: Director of Programming & Evaluation, Jasdeep Kler
This week Youth Arts Alliance is sending Jasdeep Kler, our invaluable Director of Programming and Evaluation off into the world. Jasdeep is a 2020 graduate of the University of Michigan School of Public Health where he earned his master’s in global health...
Art Was My Lifeline: Supporting Teens Through the Youth Arts Alliance
By Kyle Daniel-Bey I’ve been interested in art my entire life. My love for drawing began as a child, when I took art classes in elementary school. Later, I was introduced and devoted myself to creative writing, poetry and spoken word. It wasn’t until my...