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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 4, 2024
Session Outcomes: Define personal YAC program expectations. Tour of CCA, understand the nonprofit structure, staff roles, sign-up arts opportunities: Board Meeting, Friends.

Session 2 –Why the Arts?- September 18, 2024
Session Outcomes: Tour Vision Gallery, Guest panel discussion: define art and state of the arts in Arizona.

Session 3 – Money, Money, Money -  October 9, 2024
Session Outcomes: Guest presenter, understand finances and personal financial responsibility.

Session 4 – Follow the Leader -  October 23, 2024 
Session Outcomes: Guest presenter, understand and define personal leadership style, define personal goals, create a vision board

Session 5 – Create Special Event Fundraiser  - October 30, 2024
Session Outcomes: Tour Chandler Museum, understand committee structure, create a fundraiser, form committees, develop a budget and timeline, and delegate tasks.

Session 6 – I Have a Dream! - November 13, 2024
Session Outcomes: Guest presenter.

Session 7 - What's The Buzz - December 4, 2024 
Session Outcomes: Guest presenter, public relations and marketing overview, real-world simulation.

Session 8 – Committee Final Preparation - January 8, 2025
Session Outcomes: Committee final preparation for the special event fundraiser.

YAC Fundraiser - January 25, 2025 - Chandler Center for the Arts Lobby

Session 9 - Arts Advocacy - January 29, 2025
Session Outcomes: Guest presenter, develop arts advocacy elevator speech, and understand arts funding.

Session 10 – Put Your Best Foot Forward! - February 12, 2025
Session Outcomes: Guest presenter, social etiquette, discuss resume & interview preparation.

Session 11 – Round Table - March 5, 2025
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 26, 2025
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 23, 2024

Interviews: Wednesday, August 28, 2024


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