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:


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

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