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Marina Youth Arts


Our mission is to provide opportunities for the children in Marina and throughout the area to experience the performing, visual and cultural arts through seasonal and year-round participation-based programs. We are the only non-profit organization in Marina committed to such an endeavor. We believe that communities need to preserve and nurture the Arts because they are vital to the quality of life now and in the future.

The Big Idea

Marina Youth Arts is dedicated to providing year round, hands-on programming in visual and performing arts. They wish to develop partnerships professionally that expand the horizons of the students in their programs, creating opportunities for new experiences. Working with other programs, like AMP and Monterey County Pops, would give the students access to professional musicians and artists, technology previously unavailable to them and experiences that are irreplaceable. Marina Youth Arts is focused on enhancing life through art and paving the way for those who wish to have a career in the arts.

I was born and raised in Marina as were my children and grandchildren. Marina Youth Arts was formed at a time when the arts were not being taught in Marina schools. Although the schools again have art teachers and band, Marina Youth Arts provides after-school activities in theater, visual arts and writing to children who have nowhere else to go after school. These activies give them skills they can use the rest of their lives. The annual donations I make to Marina Youth Arts are the best money I've ever spent.

- Verginia Meachum

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