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Youth Arts Council Session Schedule

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Youth Arts Council Session Schedule

Youth Arts Council Session Schedule

Session 1 - Welcome & Introductions  - September 15, 2021
Session Outcomes: Define personal YAC program expectations. Tour of CCA, understand the nonprofit structure, staff roles, signup arts opportunities: Board Meeting, Arts Congress, Friends.

Session 2 – I Have a Dream!  - September 22, 2021
Session Outcomes: Guest presenter, define personal goals, create a vision board.

Session 3 – Money, Money, Money - October 13, 2021
Session Outcomes: Guest Presenter, understand finances and personal financial responsibility.

Session 4 – Create Special Event Fundraiser - October 27, 2021
Session Outcomes: Tour Chandler Museum, understand committee structure, create a fundraiser, form committees, develop a budget and timeline, delegate tasks.

Session 5 –Why the Arts?-  November 3, 2021
Session Outcomes: Tour Vision Gallery, Guest panel discussion: define art, understand Arts funding, state of the Arts in Arizona.

Session 6 – Follow the Leader -  November 17, 2021
Session Outcomes: Guest presenter, understand and define personal leadership style.

Session 7 – Committee Final Preparation -  January 12, 2022
Session Outcomes: Committee final preparation for the special event fundraiser.

Session 8 – Arts Advocacy -  January 19, 2022
Session Outcomes: Guest presenter, develop Arts advocacy elevator speech, develop Arts Congress plan.

Session 9 - What’s the Buzz? - February 2, 2022
Session Outcomes: Guest presenter, public relations and marketing overview, real-world simulation.

Session 10 – Put Your Best Foot Forward! - February 16, 2022
Session Outcomes: Guest presenter, social etiquette, discuss resume & interview preparation.

Session 11 – Round Table - February 23, 2022
Session Outcomes: Provide feedback to Board members, Guest Presenters 30-minute discussion topics: Higher Education, Balancing Life, Getting the Job, What to expect as a Board member.

Session 12 – Passing the Baton & Graduation -  March 2, 2022
Session Outcomes: YAC Program debrief, evaluation, and next steps.



The Youth Arts Council program is free of charge to all participants. The program starts in September and concludes in March.  A maximum of 15 teens will be selected.


For additional information email or call 480-782-2682.