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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.


We're hiring!


Summer Camp Coordinator

YAYA is looking for a Summer Camp Coordinator. The Camp Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of summer camp programs, ensuring their effective and cohesive operation on a day-to-day-basis, and providing support for summer staff and camp participants. 

If you are hardworking, organized, love working with kids, and value the importance of arts-based learning, then this is the job for you!Please note that this is a temporary/seasonal position (perfect for students).

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Hotshop Assistant

YAYA seeks a part-time assistant and technician for our public access glass studio to work alongside our Studio Manager. The glass studio serves several audiences: YAYA Guild Artists (teens), who work in the studio two evenings per week; professional glass artists who rent time in our studio; amateur and beginner artists who take glass and ceramics classes; and YAYA’s broader public audience through demos and other events. The Hot Shop Assistant will interact with all of these audiences and must be comfortable working with artists at all ages and skills levels, and passionate about sharing the art of glass.

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An Exhibition of YAYA Alumni Artwork


We are delighted to present Orenda, an exhibition of YAYA Alumni Artwork as a P.S. Satellite of Propsect New Orleans. 

The YAYA Arts Center will be open Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm and extended into March.

The Arts Center is located on LaSalle St. and Louisiana Ave., just 5 minutes from the Warehouse Arts District. Orenda is made possible through support from the National Performance Network and Ana & Adeline Foundation.