Youth Engagement

Welcome to Youth Engagement, a look at how WhyArts engages with elementary and middle school students across the metro during the school year. WhyArts teaching artists provide a diverse array of meaningful arts activities for 30 metro elementary and middle schools through Collective for Youth as well as students at the NorthStar Foundation, Mandela Charter School, Kids Can and Completely Kids.

Take a look below:


WhyArts Receives LFF Grant for New Movement Project

OMAHA – WhyArts is the recipient of a $7,500 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation for a new project designed … Read More

Activity Bags Delivered to Community Partners

Since people can’t come to WhyArts, WhyArts is coming to the people. Last week, 120 art + fun bags were … Read More

Color, Movement, Imagination Showcased in “Tales from the Sea”

Brightly colored schools of fish. A yellow submarine the Beatles would be proud to call their own. Jellyfish that emitted … Read More

The Monster Project: Making Movie Trailers at Marrs and McMillan

Imagine being imprisoned for something you didn’t do. Then imagine retelling your experience in the form of a film for … Read More

Introducing The WhyArts Story Bag

WhyArts teaching artists have a new tool at their disposal this fall – The WhyArts Story Bag. The bag is … Read More

Scenes from the 2019 Teacher Artist Training

With the 2019-20 school year just around the corner, members of the WhyArts teaching faculty gathered at UNO last month … Read More