Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington


To inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. YA connects artists with students to bring powerful arts-learning experiences to more than 70,000 children in the community each year.

Bottom Line for Portland

This past school year, YA brought teaching artists into the classrooms of 72,230 young people. Research shows that students who participate in the arts are much more likely to attend school, achieve good grades and graduate from high school.

“Thank you for supporting Young Audiences. In second grade, we did a puppet show. It was the best thing we did all year. I was the leopard.” —third-grader, Ainsworth Elementary

Business Partners

All G!G donors of $50 or more to YA will be entered into a drawing for one annual pass to Holocene. All donors of $100 or more will be entered into a drawing for one bathroom vanity countertop from NW All Phase Construction. Oregon Screen Impressions will match the first $2,500 in donations.

Oregon Cultural Trust Nonprofit Partner

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