What is YAYA?
YAYA empowers creative young people through educational & entrepreneurial experiences in the visual arts. YAYA has worked with thousands of artists, primarily Black teenagers with an eagerness to explore their creativity. Ana & Adeline Foundation complements YAYA by supporting its alumni into their adult lives through grants, scholarships, & professional development opportunities.
Since 2015, Ana & Adeline Foundation has awarded grants and scholarships to 75 individual YAYA Alumni totaling over $650,000, including $140,000 in emergency relief grants awarded during the pandemic. With support from Ana & Adeline Foundation scholarships, six YAYA Alumni have earned bachelor's degrees in visual arts and one has earned an MFA from schools including Boston University, Parsons New School, Xavier University, School of Visual Arts, Otis College of Art and Design, Loyola University, and University of Houston. In addition to supporting individual artists, Ana & Adeline Foundation makes an annual grant to YAYA to support their studio and Paint the World travel programs for teen and emerging artists.
The GIF at the top of this page includes artworks by the following YAYA Alumni: