Ensuring that local students are given a chance to
think, learn, and play creatively.
Stay Young 2017 is an arts education partnership with Downey Unified School District comprised of student art exhibits, festivals, field trips, and student-run volunteer programs. We believe the arts help students ignite the inner creativity that is necessary to succeed in the 21st century.
Stay Young has touched the lives of thousands of local students and inspired them to continuously think outside the box
Students of all ages are allowed to explore their creative talents - whether it be through a student art exhibit or a Kids Day designed for creative expression
Students were so inspired by the efforts we made, that they created Stay Connected, a volunteer group working to make a difference in their community.
At least one third grade class from every elementary school has experienced a Stay Gallery field trip that emphasizes local history, government, and creativity.
For the last 30 years, Arts Education in public schools has reduced at an alarming rate due to pressure from
federally mandated standardized testing, leading to a significant reduction in time spent on the Arts.
Since the recession, schools have dropped art programs in favor of core curriculum subjects like math and science
Lack of art programs prevents students from developing creative problem solving skills necessary for 21st century careers
Stay Gallery is the only creative space located within a 12 mile radius between Los Angeles and Orange County
Art Education prepares students for a globally competitive workforce by developing the ability to innovate, communicate, and collaborate. With art education, students are more likely to receive higher test scores, be engaged in the classroom, and graduate with higher GPA's.
The programs we provide give students the opportunity to experience leadership, collaboration, and learn firsthand about local culture, history, economy, and government.
Your donation allows us to provide art education opportunities for students within our community.