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Empowering young people since 1988.

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YAYA’s mission is to empower creative young people to become successful adults. We provide educational experiences in the arts and entrepreneurship to New Orleans-area children and youth, fostering and supporting their individual ambitions.

Thank you!

This year's Just Say YAYA benefit was our biggest and best yet! Thirty years of YAYA artists joined us from around the country to celebrate this milestone anniversary and help us honor our founder, Jana Napoli. Together, we raised more than $150,000 for YAYA’s free after-school arts and entrepreneurship training for young New Orleanians! Click here for more updates and to view our photo gallery from this fantastic celebration.