April 1, 2020
We are thrilled to announce that as of 2019, Kansas City Young Audiences has served more than six million students. As we reflect on the young people who have experienced our programs in area schools, through our Community School of the Arts, and at our Arts Partner locations, we recognize that this milestone was only possible because of the kindness of our steadfast donors. We also remember that there are still students in our community with limited access to arts education.
KCYA remains committed to making arts education accessible, and with partners like you, we are confident we can engage all youth in the arts. Please enjoy this snapshot of our past year’s accomplishments and here’s to the next six million students served!
The Community School of the Arts (CSA) continues to flourish in our new building at 3732 Main Street. CSA classes offer instruction in music, theatre, art, and dance for students of every background and experience level. Classes are not only fun, they teach important lessons beyond the arts.
Every CSA session, KCYA distributes needs-based scholarships to ensure that all students have access to the benefits of arts education.
In School Update
KCYA delivers a full palette of arts programs to public and private schools, early childhood centers, libraries, and other community venues.
These programs include workshops, performances, residencies, professional development opportunities, and the STEAM Residency Project. Since 2015, these residencies have successfully integrated the arts into STEM curricula. Last year, 15 teaching artists completed residencies in 13 schools across seven metro school districts.
We did it!
With the help of our community of donors, we reached our goal of $3,650,000 to purchase and renovate our new home on Main Street. Since relocating to midtown, our enrollment in the Community School of the Arts has increased by more than 30%!
Thank you to our monthly donors. Your recurring donations not only help KCYA bring art to more kids, they also help us budget throughout the year.