Benjamin raising money for Young Artists Initiative
Transforming lives through theater: empowering youth to achieve at the highest levels; learning, growing & exceeding their own expectations.
grew out of two Saint Paul arts
educators’ desire to provide excellent theater opportunities to young
whose economic situations may prevent them from accessing such creative
endeavors. We are a small,
all-volunteer company that does BIG work, and it is our mission and our level of quality
that draws local artists and families to work with us.
YAI is an all-volunteer organization of committed individuals — educators, artists, alumni parents, and community members — who continue to support and grow the work of YAI, carrying forward the mission of the organization and ensuring the highest quality experiences for the young artists in YAI’s charge. YAI’s founders were awarded the 2009 Ordway Center Education Award for Community Commitment. Since its inception, YAI has produced more than 30 full-scale theatrical shows, including plays, musicals, and even interactive theater.
In 2015, you helped our young performers bring two amazing performances to the Saint Paul stage: THE SNOW QUEEN and INTO THE WOODS, JR. Make an investment in 2016's young people as we present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID and THE WIZARD OF OZ!