FOR YOUTH TO THRIVE
Milwaukee Youth Arts Center is the place where youth find a voice and become empowered to put dreams into action
At MYAC, young people develop their talents, form essential life skills, and build diversity through engaging in nationally recognized arts education.
MYAC is a collaborative space where youth build critical thinking and socio-emotional skills that lead to improved academic and life outcomes.
It is where young people build social connections, reaching across differences to experience what inclusion and acceptance truly are.
It’s where passion for the arts takes root, lifelong friendships begin, and next-generation leaders and innovators see a path to the future. It’s closing the opportunity gap, instilling citizenship, creating visionaries.
DONATE TO MYAC
ACTIVATING THE ARTS
I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MUCH CONFIDENCE,
EMPATHY AND LEARNING SKILLS I'VE GAINED HERE.
MYAC youth involved in First Stage and Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra since 2005
Additional youth outreach in the coming years
Schools in the greater metro area represented at MYAC
MYAC-supported youth arts groups and organizations
KIDS ARE NURTURED HERE, THEN GO OUT INTO THE WORLD TO DO GREAT THINGS.
Research shows youth who participate in the arts are more than twice as likely to volunteer in their communities, independent of education, age, gender, or ethnicity. MYAC is helping inspire community volunteers, the next creative class, and the 21st century workforce by actively nurturing leadership characteristics through the leading arts education programs that take place here.
EMPOWERING FUTURE LEADERS
MYAC YOUTH will be our future teachers and engineers; musicians, actors, and writers; CEOs and nonprofit directors, and more. They will be the ones driving change to improve communities, address social issues, and to support the arts for generations to come.
DANCER, CHOREOGRAPHER, DIRECTOR, DANCE EDUCATOR
CAMILLE A. BROWN
JAZZ PIANIST, COMPOSER, BANDLEADER
Zindzi is a senior at the University School of Milwaukee, a violinist in the senior symphony and a member of MYSO for the past 10 years. She appreciates the refreshing energy of MYSO, particularly the positive outlook everyone there brings.
FROM THE STUDENTS
FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Taking the good that comes from investing in the arts to advance community priorities and bring about social change is another opportunity for MYAC to lead. The rebirth of Milwaukee neighborhoods that intersect MYAC — from Walnut Way to Schlitz Park to the Deer District — is richer when arts are part of the renaissance. MYAC helps bring arts and neighborhood together to foster new approaches that promote understanding and achieve solutions to complex community needs.