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:


Middle School Students Are Immersed in Benson’s Art Scene

One way to learn about art is to create it. Another way to learn about art is to immerse yourself … Read More

Opening Reception for Journey with WhyArts Spring Exhibition April 19

WhyArts will showcase the artistic talents of its teaching faculty and community partners with a spring exhibition at Gallery 1516. … Read More

Express Yourself Art Exhibition on Display at B Side through March 30

The collaborative artwork of middle school students from Omaha Public Schools is on display at The B Side of Benson … Read More

Machines Revisited Returns to Select Metro ACP Classes

Some things are just too good to retire after one use. This spring, WhyArts will bring its second year of … Read More

Opening Reception for Express Yourself Art Exhibition March 2

The collaborative artwork of middle school students from Omaha Public Schools will be on display at The B Side of … Read More

A Pirate’s Life at Nelson Mandela Elementary

From the video vault: Students at Nelson Mandela Elementary spent time on land and sea discovering treasures and stories with … Read More