Tag Archive: early learning

Creative Movements

By Valerie Branch, Young Audiences and Maryland Wolf Trap teaching artist Empowering youth through my art form is something that I’m very passionate about. As a dance teaching artist, my role in the… Continue reading

Donor Spotlight: Chris Wallace

The arts were an integral and memorable part of Chris Wallace’s childhood. Her mother, Doris Morgan, an elementary school teacher and learning disabilities specialist, taught both her children and her students with joy, positivity,… Continue reading

Donor Spotlight: Barbara Howard

“Our main purpose in life as human beings is to help others,” believes Barbara Howard, special education teacher at the William S. Baer School in Baltimore. “When we do that, the blessings come… Continue reading

Donor Spotlight: Jamaal Collier

“Our life without the arts can be so empty,” rapped Jamaal Collier at Young Audience’s 2014 Impact Breakfast, “so I’m proud to be a part of YAMD!” A dynamic and engaging Hip Hop artist,… Continue reading

Donor Spotlight: Wright Family Foundation

Since 2000, the Wright Family Foundation has supported diverse educational initiatives that provide intervention, support, and enrichment programs for at-risk children to realize their full potential. Young Audiences/Arts for Learning is extremely grateful… Continue reading

Donor Spotlight: Jen and Michael Sachs

As a former preschool and kindergarten teacher, Jen Sachs often used music and theatre to engage her students. Although Jen lacked formal training in the arts or arts integration, she sang and used… Continue reading

Why the arts make the difference

By Stacie Sanders Evans, Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Executive Director I recently took a foundation representative to see what our Maryland Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts program looks like when an artist is in a… Continue reading

How song and dance changed my classroom

By Morgan Lyons, Kindergarten Teacher, William S. Baer School When I first heard that an artist-in-residence program was coming to my school, William S. Baer, I was excited. I learned about arts integration… Continue reading

Spreading joy through song to Baltimore’s youngest learners

By Sue Trainor, Young Audiences artist and singer/songwriter In 1998, I sang for the first time in a classroom for and with children who have profound special needs. That 45-minute gig rocked my… Continue reading