Young Artists Empowerment Camp

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YAE Camp is a partnership between several female-directed nonprofits and collectives. YAE! is a summer camp for young girls; an immersive experience designed to build confidence and empowerment for female identifying youth inside of typically male dominated artistic spaces. YAE! provides mentorship for female/femme/non-binary youth ages 12 to 17 years old. Participants came from diverse, historically marginalized communities, and under-served low-income homes in Portland are given top priority in the scholarship program. Students come from all different levels of technique and experience in visual art and dance. By the end of YAE!, campers learn the basics of aerosol painting and safety, and will have completed a large-scale permanent mural in SE Portland. Campers also showcase a dance they have helped choreograph and participate in a freestyle/cypher/jam session with local female dance artists. 2019 camp registration is open now!

Week 1: August 12-16, 2019 Week 2: August 19-23, 2019

 

Get Involved

If you would like to volunteer to help with YAE Camp, please email erika@pdxstreetart.org.

 

Support

The cost of the 10-day summer camp is $425 per student. This fee pays for art instructor stipends, guest speakers, mural-making supplies, and refreshments for the week. Each year, we aim to raise money from local businesses and community members who can donate to this cause, so we can offer needs-based scholarship spaces. Our goal is to make the camp available everyone, including under-served and diverse youth from all around Portland. Please consider donating to this important program. All donations are tax-deductible. Major sponsors will be acknowledged on the project website, at the event, and in social media announcements. Please email tomas@pdxstreetart.org for more information about how to make a donation.