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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  - August 30, 2023
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 –Why the Arts?- September 13, 2023
Session Outcomes: Tour Vision Gallery, Guest panel discussion: define art and state of the arts in Arizona.

Session 3 – Money, Money, Money -  September 27, 2023
Session Outcomes: Guest presenter, understand finances and personal financial responsibility.

Session 4 – Follow the Leader -  October 18, 2023 
Session Outcomes: Guest presenter, understand and define personal leadership style.

Session 5 – I Have a Dream! - October 25, 2023
Session Outcomes: Guest presenter, define personal goals, create a vision board.

Session 6 - Arts Advocacy - November 15, 2023 
Session Outcomes: Guest presenter, develop arts advocacy elevator speech, and understand arts funding.

Session 7 – Create Special Event Fundraiser  - November 29, 2023
Session Outcomes: Tour Chandler Museum, understand committee structure, create a fundraiser, form committees, develop a budget and timeline, and delegate tasks.

Session 8 – Committee Final Preparation - January 10, 2024
Session Outcomes: Committee final preparation for the special event fundraiser.

YAC Fundraiser - January 20, 2024- Chandler Center for the Arts Lobby

Session 9 - What's The Buzz - January 24, 2024 
Session Outcomes: Guest presenter, public relations and marketing overview, real-world simulation. 

Session 10 – Put Your Best Foot Forward! - February 7, 2024
Session Outcomes: Guest presenter, social etiquette, discuss resume & interview preparation.

Session 11 – Round Table - February 28, 2024 
Session Outcomes: Provide feedback to Board members, Guest Presenters 30-minute discussion topics: Higher Education, Balancing Life, Getting the Job, and What to Expect as a Board member.

Session 12 – Passing the Baton & Graduation - March 6, 2024
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.

Application Deadline: Friday, August 18, 2023

Interviews: Wednesday, August 23, 2023


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