Las Artes de Maricopa is a program that has become a hallmark of the Valley of the Sun YMCA. Developed for disadvantaged youth age 16-21, struggling to overcome difficult circumstances, this innovative program helps them to realize that they can set goals—and achieve them. Young adults participate in a variety of public art projects while pursuing a GED or advanced job training programs. They also acquire key life skills including money management, how to interview for a job, and how to write a resume. The vivid art projects they create while they learn and grow remain as an enduring tribute to a caring community.
Valley of the Sun YMCA and Maricopa County have joined forces to bring this innovative youth program to the West Valley. Las Artes provides opportunities for youth living in Maricopa County to participate in a variety of art projects while addressing academic, social and emotional needs, and pursuing a GED, advanced training, and employment.
Programs are offered in South Glendale and in Maryvale. Please contact a Las Artes Staff member at 602.212.6188 or by email at email@example.com for more information.