Mission: Yo Art enhances the classroom curriculum with media arts programming designed to spark the students’ curiosity and engage them in issues beyond their own life boundaries. Our projects encourage learning through discovery and discipline, improvisation and technique, therefore providing a fertile ground for creative thought. Yo Art partners with local artists and arts organizations to provide comprehensive arts education, nurturing relationships and high expectations that enable young people to better know and express themselves as they discover and develop their artistic gifts.
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Yo Art is excited in starting a pilot program in Coding in the 2014 year. This pilot program will be introduced to a Berkeley County school and will introduce to sixth graders the MIT Scratch program.
Exciting News: This Fall Yo Art will begin another school year course on Automobile Illustration and Basic Design Principals at Jerry Zucker Middle School with Dennis Huguley, a thirty year professional, in conjunction with James Graham, the school’s Robotic instructor. Next year, this pilot program for sixth graders will expand into a full program for the upcoming seventh graders in Computer Aided Design (CAD). Yo Art is now in alignment with the national emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education.
Yo Art Inc, a 501 (c) 3 was founded in order to teach children media arts which will better enable them to handle both their academic studies and life’s challenges. The emphasis is on one to one mentoring that helps the boys and girls to see and understand the unlimited opportunities that are available beyond the bounds of their local neighborhoods and establish goals that they can strive to achieve. The Yo Art is partnering with the Charleston County School District and works in ten Title One schools instructing more than 500 students each school year.
NAHRO, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials recognized Yo Art for its innovative creative after school programming. In 2009 only two non profits were awarded this honor in South Carolina.
Nickelodeon awarded Yo Art in 2010 with “The Big Green Help” grant for its education in environmental stewardship with its children through the arts.
Americans for the Arts, along with Josh Groban’s Find Your Light Foundation in 2011 recognized the efforts of the Yo Art Project for our hard work and dedication towards enriching the lives of children though art and creativity within our community.
This past year, Yo Art instructed more than 500 students in ten schools in the Tri County and was recognized by Dr. McGinley and the CCSD Board of Trustees for providing art experiences to its students.