Sandy Relief Grant by Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania

Sandy Relief Arts Education Grants
for NJ schools affected by Hurricane Sandy

Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania (YA) is pleased to announce a new initiative to aid schools serving students affected by Hurricane Sandy.  The Sandy Relief Arts Education Initiative is a grant program funded through the New Jersey Recovery Fund and YA fundraising efforts that focuses on the power of the arts as a vehicle for healing and recovery, and will offer grants of up to $10,000 to bring arts education programming to schools serving students affected by Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey.

YA will work closely with your school to develop arts programming that meets students’ recovery needs.  YA staff will draw from our wide range of programs – school-day, afterschool and evening family programming – to aid each school community in its recovery process. With this grant we hope to strengthen children’s identities and their bonds within their school communities, help them build relationships and gain trust, and enhance children’s self-esteem, confidence and creativity.

Your school will work closely with a YA staff member and our professional teaching artists to plan your school’s performance and long-term artist-in-residence program based on your specific needs.

To be eligible a school must be:

  • Located in one of the school districts (or a charter or private school within the immediate area of that district) most heavily impacted by Sandy.
  • Able to assemble a team to support this program that includes your principal, at least one teacher/project coordinator, a parent liaison and a guidance counselor or other school social worker.
  • A public, charter or private school (preschool through 12th grade).