Support AZ youth language and media arts through “YAArizona Convergence”

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This summer students and volunteers collaborated to design and launch YAArizona Convergence, YAA’s outreach to support Arizona grade 7-12 language and media arts. Read the below information and get involved with YAA, now through June of 2016.

Go to YAA-Phoenix Mercury Teen Art & Writing Night on September 11th at US Airways Center
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YAA is partnering with Phoenix Suns Charities to host an afternoon teen art and writing exhibition, followed by activities (e.g. shooting hoops on the Phoenix Suns/Mercury Court, courtside art activities, and writing activities in the stands), then exclusive early access to watch the WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury warm up, followed by enjoying 100 (lower)-level seating for that night’s Phoenix Mercury vs. L.A. Sparks WNBA basketball game. All proceeds going to YAA’s 2015-2016 YAArizona Convergence outreach and development campaign. Get your tickets here!

Support Arizona’s grade 7-12 authors by purchasing Convergence: Best Arizona Teen Writing of 2015

Convergence book cover

April 11th marked the release of YAA’s Convergence: Best Arizona Teen Writing of 2015 book, an anthology of 105 works by 71 grade 7-12 Arizona authors. Please support our authors by purchasing a book copy (click link above), available for $15 with all proceeds going to YAA’s 2015-2016 YAArizona Convergence outreach and development campaign.

Enjoy Convergence: Best Arizona Teen Writing of 2015 digital version

Enjoy reading (and studying?) some of the best grade 7-12 teen writing in the state of Arizona, captured through the Convergence digital version.

Arizona’s 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Honorable Mention, Silver Key, & Gold Key entries published online!

From the below links, check out YAA’s 2015 art & writing galleries that display Arizona’s 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards entries. Educators and students, starting September 15th you can register your 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards accounts.

Arizona’s Scholastic Writing Awards home page: See all 252 Arizona Silver Key, Gold Key, and National Medalist works through the Best of AZ Teen Writing 2015 widget on the right-hand side of the web page.

Arizona’s Scholastic Art Awards home page: See all 56 Arizona Silver Key, Gold Key, and National Medalist works through the Best of AZ Teen Art 2015 widget on the right-hand side of the web page.

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