In February, nearly 40 experienced creative youth development (CYD) practitioners from Southern California gathered at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA to hear from a panel of cross-sector leaders. The event, hosted by the Creative Youth Development National Partnership and moderated by Cynthia Campoy Brophy (ArtworxLA), explored opportunities for collaboration between the creative youth development field and adjacent sectors (e.g., youth development, workforce development, mental health) to achieve positive outcomes for youth. Creative youth development organizations across the country—organizations that are using the arts to encourage positive risk-taking, promote leadership development, and build career pathways—have a vision that overlaps with various youth-oriented sectors. Continue reading “Achieving Positive Outcomes for Youth: CYD and Cross Sector Collaboration”
We’re producing a year-long webinar series designed to increase understanding of CYD practice, build capacity, and advance the field.
The first three webinars are focused on CYD fundamentals. In the months ahead, we’ll be adding to this exciting line-up with deeper dives into the five imperatives of the CYD national policy agenda, including webinars on cross-sector collaboration, documenting and communicating impact, promoting youth leadership, and more. (Check out the CYD in Libraries webinars, too.)
Last week the Creative Youth Development National Partnership hosted a panel of cross-sector leaders at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, California to discuss creative youth development and cross-sector partnerships. Panelists included:
- Robert Sainz, Assistant General Manager at City of Los Angeles and head of the City’s Economic and Workforce Development Department
- Alex Johnson, Managing Director of Californians for Safety and Justice, board member of Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network, and National Advisory Committee member for the Creative Youth Development National Partnership
- Danielle Brazell, General Manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs at City of Los Angeles
Cynthia Campoy Brophy, Executive Director at artworxLA and member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education’s CYD Steering Committee, moderated the discussion. Continue reading “Juvenile Justice & Workforce Development Leaders Discuss CYD”
We are Indian and we are proud. We still sing. We still laugh. We still dream. We still stand. – Jayden Lim
At the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award’s White House ceremony, which honors programs that are national models in the field of creative youth development, Jayden Lim was the youth speaker on behalf of the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center. Continue reading “Native Youth Thrive in Tribal Youth Ambassadors Program”
This year, the Mass Cultural Council awarded 15 Amplify grants totaling $15,000 to projects designed and executed by young people in programs receiving YouthReach or SerHacer funding. Amplify shines a spotlight on the contributions these young people make to their communities by supporting them directly in creating and publicly sharing their work.
Booth, one of the foremost experts in the world on teaching artists, discusses the field and craft of teaching artistry. He says while teaching artists are recognized as learning catalysts – by the education, business, and healthcare sectors (to name a few) – there continue to be insufficient growth pathways to support the expertise that’s been developed by this global workforce.
If your organization is offering outstanding out-of-school-time humanities learning opportunities to young people, you may be eligible for the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. See if your organization is eligible.
The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award is the nation’s highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people, particularly those from underserved communities. This award recognizes and supports excellence in programs that open new pathways to learning, self-discovery, and achievement. Continue reading “Apply for a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award”
The Creative Youth Development National Partnership has appointed 10 members to its National Advisory Committee. Additional advisors will be appointed in the coming months. This cross-sector Committee will play a significant strategic role in helping to shape and vet strategic recommendations for how to advance the field of CYD.
We are pleased to announce the following advisors:
- Nicole Amri, Program Director, SAY Sí, San Antonio, TX
- Jennifer Cole, Executive Director, Metro Arts, Nashville, TN
- Sarah Cunningham, Executive Director of Research, School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
- Deb Habib, Executive Director, Seeds of Solidarity, Orange, MA
- Alex Johnson, Managing Director for Californians for Safety and Justice, Oakland, CA
- Cristy Johnston Limon, Executive Director, Destiny Arts Center, Oakland, CA
- Erik Peterson, Vice President, Policy, Afterschool Alliance, Washington, D.C.
- Kwame Scruggs, Founder and Director of Programs and Training, Alchemy Inc., Akron, OH
- Matt Wilson, Executive Director, MASSCreative, Boston, MA
- Jason Yoon, Executive Director, Atlas DIY, Brooklyn, NY
Dr. Bettina Love is an author and associate professor of educational theory and practice at the University of Georgia. She presented at the National Guild’s 2016 Conference for Community Arts Education. In this clip, she discusses developing arts programming around the intrinsic creativity of youth:
The Mass Cultural Council and Klarman Family Foundation have launched a new program to help teaching artists improve the quality of their work with youth in schools and community settings across Massachusetts.
The Music Educators and Teaching Artists (META) Fellowship Pilot Program meets a growing need for high-quality, professional teaching in programs that employ the principles of creative youth development. With an initial focus on music, this two-year fellowship will help teaching artists develop the skills, relationships, and experiences they need to improve their practice. In turn, these artist educators will be better equipped to help their students grow as musicians and develop the cognitive and life skills they will need to thrive as adults.
“This project is a game changer. It is powerful and unique in a number of ways,” says Eric Booth, author and international authority on teaching artistry. “This can serve as a model for the rest of the country.”