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Young Artists Initiative

YAI transforms young people's lives. On stage.


THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED DURING OUR 2017 GIVEMN CAMPAIGN!

You helped raise over $4000 for Young Artists Initiative, unlocking a $1000 Matching Grant that will go to keeping exceptional theatre programs accessible to the youth in our community.  YAI GIVES ALL OF YOU A STANDING OVATION!

If you didn't get a chance to donate to YAI during the GiveMN campaign, you can still donate through this GiveMN site or go to our YAI website at: www.youngartistsmn.com
and click on the Donate Tab.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!


HISTORY

YAI grew out of two Saint Paul arts educators’ desire to provide excellent theater opportunities to young people whose economic situations may prevent them from accessing such creative endeavors. Our company does BIG work, and it is our mission and our level of quality that draws local artists and families to work with us.

Four qualities distinguish YAI from other youth performing groups: our commitment to kids – not just the production; our commitment to learning – including our board members, adult artists and youth; our commitment to excellence - creating high-quality artistic productions; and our undying passion for what we do.  This is why we’re still around for our 15th season.

YAI's organization thrives with our artistic staff and a committed group of volunteers— educators, artists, alumni parents, and community members — who continue to support and grow the work of YAI, carrying forward the mission of the organization and ensuring the highest quality experiences for the young artists in YAI’s charge.  Since its inception, YAI has produced more than 30 full-scale theatrical shows, including plays, musicals, and interactive theater. 

In 2017, you helped our young performers bring two amazing performances to the Saint Paul stage: MARY POPPINS and SHREK: THE MUSICAL, JR.

Make an investment in 2018's young people!

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