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:


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

Making Kinetic Mobiles at Monroe Middle School

Using motors and rotating platforms, WhyArts teaching artist Kim Darling helped students at Monroe Middle School create moving 3D kinetic … Read More

Try A Little Kindness

Mandela Elementary School celebrated the 100th birthday of its namesake this past summer by creating a video about kindness with … Read More