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:


Across The Floor Takes Its First Steps

OMAHA – Thanks to grants from the Lincoln Financial Foundation, The Omaha School Foundation and OCF Community Enrichment Fund, WhyArts … Read More

Across The Floor Takes Its First Steps

OMAHA – Thanks to grants from the Lincoln Financial Foundation, The Omaha School Foundation and OCF Community Enrichment Fund, WhyArts … 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