Arts to Schools
Yo Art enhances everyday classroom curriculum with media arts programs designed to spark students’ curiosity and teach real-world skills. Our projects encourage learning through discovery and discipline, improvisation and technique, and provide a fertile ground for creative thought through coding, photography, filmmaking, and design.
Last semester, 80 fifth grade students from Angel Oak Elementary took a field trip to Night Heron Park to flex their newfound photography skills. After five weeks in Yo Art’s photography program, with instruction by local photographer Adam Chandler and our Executive...
Yo Art Spring Schedule 2020
Cainhoy Elementary, TBD – 5th grade, Photography
Angel Oak Elementary, 2:30 to 3:10 – 5th grade, Coding
Jerry Zucker Middle, 11:55 to 1:17 – 6th grade, Graphic Design
Jerry Zucker Middle, 1:20 to 2:00 – 7th and 8th grade, Graphic Design
Meeting Street Academy, TBD – 5th grade, Filmmaking
Frierson Elementary, 8:50 to 9:30 – 5th grade, Coding
Frierson Elementary, 10:20 to 11:00 – 3rd grade, Coding
Frierson Elementary, 11:05 to 11:45 – 4th grade, Coding
James Simons Montessori, TBD – 5th and 6th grades, Photography
There has been substantial research done on coding in the classroom with exclusively positive results. The increase in my standardized test scores (by 17 points in Math Aspire Act scores) since introducing Yo Art’s coding program is actually exceeding the results of the research. They started increasing the first year and have steadily increased with each subsequent year. I have also seen improvement in student engagement and in morale in my classroom .
Yo Art was quite a gift to the students and for me at Mary Ford. Your willingness to accept our students and meet them where they are in their learning took great perseverance, fortitude and patience. We are so appreciative for these weekly experiences.
When I was in college back in mid-sixties, we couldn’t even believe and imagine where we would be today, but what kids can do with technology—and in large part due to the efforts you’ve made. Yo Art’s truly an amazing organization, and your history’s been terrific, so thank you so much.
NAHRO | National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials recognized Yo Art for its innovative and creative after-school programming. In 2009, only two nonprofits were awarded this honor in South Carolina.
Nickelodeon | awarded Yo Art with The Big Green Help grant in 2010 for its education in environmental stewardship with students through the arts.
Americans for the Arts | along with Josh Groban’s Find Your Light Foundation recognized the efforts of Yo Art in 2011 for its hard work and dedication towards enriching the lives of children through art and creativity within the community.