A.Y.M Arts Education and Youth Development program foundational values insistence on high expectations, active participation, and total acceptance of each
individual—stimulate not just artistic accomplishment, but improved grade-point averages, educational aspirations, and confidence about academic goals and also
positive impact on life skills: how youth conduct themselves, organize their time, manage stress, lead a group, maintain a positive sense of self, interact with
people of different backgrounds, and set ambitious personal goals.
The goals of the program are:
Male & Female Empowerment
High Risk Education and Prevention
Attendance Improvement and Dropout Prevention: Gather student’s attendance records and mandate attendance improvement in order for them to participate in
major program events.
Developing individual talent
Leveraging of life skills through art making
Creating a sense of belonging and community
Benefits for Teens
High-quality arts education programs that incorporate youth development practices can develop young people’s artistic abilities while improving their life skills,
self-image, and social commitment.