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YAYA (Young Artists/Young Aspirations)

Founded in 1988 by Jana Napoli, YAYA, Inc. has been educating, nurturing, and empowering creative young New Orleanians for more than a quarter century. YAYA provides educational experiences in the arts and entrepreneurship to New Orleans-area children and youth, fostering and supporting their individual ambitions.


Their signature program of youth development through entrepreneurship is now replicated around the U.S.


The Ana & Adeline Foundation awards grants to the institution. Visit YAYA Grants to learn more. 


For more information about the programs and history of YAYA, Inc., visit their website at

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