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Young Audiences is now hiring the following positions for after school education programs in Hammond, LA.

JCPenney Partners with Young Audiences Arts for Learning.

The Lousiana Weekly, June 10th 2013
Young Audiences of Louisiana, or YALA, on Baronne St. last week launched a two-month youth camp at Lyons—teaching visual and performing arts, combined with science, technology, engineering and math.

The Louisiana Department of Education to Award $17M in 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants
Young Audiences of Louisiana, the leading arts-education organization in the state has announced its seven school partners for the upcoming cycle of 21st Century Community Learning Center grants from the Department of Education. Young Audiences has been awarded this grant three times since 2006.

The only open-enrollment charter school on the Westbank of Jefferson Parish is now open for enrollment
Young Audiences Charter School at Kate Middleton will open its doors in August to any Jefferson Parish student entering Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade. Students must reside in Jefferson Parish. Each following academic year, the school will add one grade to serve students in grades K-8 by Fall, 2018.

Over 500 Students Participate in 5th Annual Winter Spotlight
Over 500 students from seven local public schools have been selected to perform at the fifth annual Young Audiences Winter Spotlight to be held Thursday, December 13th, 2012 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts. The performance is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

Leading Arts Education Organization Set To Open School in Fall 2013
Since 1962 the local non-profit organization Young Audiences of Louisiana has led the state of Louisiana in arts education. At Wednesday night’s meeting of the Jefferson Parish School Board the board approved the non-profit to operate a new open enrollment charter school in Jefferson Parish for the 2013-14 school year.

Nearly 550 students at Rudolph Matas Elementary School in Metairie got a taste of Jazz Fest thanks to a grant from the Jazz and Heritage Foundation and performing artists from Young Audiences of Louisiana.

The City of New Orleans recognized Young Audiences of Louisiana’s 50 years of commitment to the arts with a proclamation on March 1, at the request of District "C" Councilmember Gisleson Palmer. "I am enormously proud of the work that Young Audiences does for the youth of New Orleans,” Palmer said. “This organization facilitates learning for children in a variety of ways and assists teachers in connecting student curriculums in an artistic way.”

On Saturday, March 3, Hollywood director and choreographer Adam Shankman saw a special performance of student tap, ballet, and African dance and drums at The Healing Center before fielding poignant questions from students about the industry.
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