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.
After two years of COVID we are reinstating our after-school programs in performing and visual arts as well as our journaling and creative writiing. Because these activities are not part of the curriculum in Marina schools, we are expanding to include elementry as well as middle school students. Participation in these art forms will help permote reading and math skills, creative thinking, self expression and group participation and leadership as well as mental health. We are also bringing our students' art work to the public by having them design and decorate utility boxes in Marina and providing more venues for performing and exibiting their skills and talents.
Marina Youth Arts is an amazing asset to the city and is the foundation of the Art experience for youth in Marina. My husband and I have supported Marina Youth Arts since its beginning and through the Marina Foundation we have worked with them on the Wind Festival, the Labor Day event and as well as other city activities. Since 100% for the fund they receive are spent on after-school programs, any monies donated to their cause is money well spent.
- Dorothy Emerson