The Youth Arts Ed Summit is happening in 2 days!

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Arts Ed NJ is thrilled to announce our inaugural Youth Arts Ed Summit! We invite you to join us for this exciting virtual event on Saturday, April 20th 10am to 3pm, open to all high school-aged youth.

Event Highlights:

- Engaging panel discussions and workshops on:

 - Careers in the Arts

 - Mental Health and the Arts

 - Art for Social Justice and Awareness

 - STEAM and Arts Integration

- Arts Education Advocacy

We'll also have exciting giveaways and more throughout the day!

Click here to visit the event website!

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, April 20th, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EST)

Location: Virtual Event via Zoom (FREE Admission)

**Attention High School Students**

To secure your spot, please complete the required forms:

Parent Permission Form, Code of Conduct Form, and Media Release Form. Don't miss out on this chance to connect, learn, and grow!

Attention Adults:

While we value your support immensely, we want to ensure that the Youth Arts Ed Summit is a space where student voices are amplified and honored. As such, priority will be given to high school students in grades 9-12. We kindly ask adults to join us as primarily listeners, embracing the opportunity to champion our youth's voices and aspirations.

What happens after I register?

After you register, you should then expect a follow up email from Arts Ed NJ with a Zoom link and information beginning April 10th.

Register Here!

Meet Our Guest Speakers

Get inspired and activated with our Keynote Speaker Kaleena Berryman!

Join us for the Careers in the Arts Panel with Ana María Rivera-Pramuk, Marco Hall, Jason Kupperman, Daryl L. Stewart, Kerri-Ann Simone Munoz, Ricardo Watson and Layqa Nuna Yawar.

 Spend some time in the Care for The Creative - Mental Health and the Arts Experience with Purple S. Norris and Sanaz Hojreh.

 Get ready to use your voice with Artivisim - Art for Social Justice and Awareness with Ennis Carter and Dr. Jaymie Stein.

 Explore important connections for STEAM and Arts Integration with Maureen Heffernan and Claudio Mir.

Learn how to use your voice in Arts Education Advocacy with

Ann Marie Miller and Special Guest (coming soon).

About the Summit

This summit isn't just about discussions; it's a platform for you to learn, grow, and make a difference. Be a part of shaping the future of arts education in our state by connecting with peers who share your passion, engaging with professionals in various arts fields, and gaining valuable insights into topics such as arts' impact on mental health, pathways to successful careers in the arts, and most importantly, empowering yourself to speak up on the issues that matter most to you in shaping the future of arts education in New Jersey.

Help Us Spread the Word!

At the Youth Arts Ed Summit, you'll have the chance to shape the future of arts education in our state. Be prepared to challenge norms, spark conversations, and pave the way for a brighter, more inclusive future for all.

We invite you to spread the word far and wide, encouraging youth to seize this incredible opportunity to dive into a day packed with enriching experiences and transformative insights.

Register Here!

If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to Monifa Kincaid, our Community Engagement Activator, at

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