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:


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

Summer Fun at Gomez-Heritage Elementary School

Students at Gomez-Heritage Elementary School are embarking on an African adventure this summer, and WhyArts teaching artists Stephanie Anderson and … Read More

For The Birds: Audubon Society of Omaha’s 2019 Art Show

WhyArtist Teaching Artist Kim Darling worked with students from Monroe and Morton middle schools during a series of spring workshops … Read More

Creating Garden Art with Richard Chung

WhyArts teaching artist Richard Chung helped children enrolled in Boys Town National Research Hospital’s Preschool Program create bird bath sculptures … Read More

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