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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.

It's parade season y'all!

Pick up your one-of-a-kind hand painted Mardi Gras ladder created by our teen artists! Now on sale at Feet First Shoes, Handbags & Accessories (4122 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115). Get your little ones to enjoy parade watching in comfort and style. Purchasing a ladder directly supports the artists who made them and teaches our youth valuable entrepreneurial skills. Support young artists. Support our YAYAs! 


Artist: Hannah Lee, 12th grade


Artist: Lily Kaloustian, 8th Grade


Artists: Shawn Evans, 11th Grade & Tyrik Conaler, College Freshman

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 Saturday, 12-4pm from November 16-February 25.

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.