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Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc.
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Thanks, for your continued support!

Establishing 'Open Air Graffiti Art Galleries'. Such famous cities as Los Angeles, CA, St. Petersburg, FL and Milton Keynes, UK has expressed interest. Click
here or see our 'Graffiti Art' link. Share your thoughts? Our potential sponsors would love to know your thoughts.
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Steele & other YPAs, Inc. volunteers: Michelle Pugh, Destini, Bobbi and Anthony 'Artoni' Fletcher attended the African Voices, Inc. Graffiti Conference, New York City, USA. The conference featured noted graffiti writers i.e. Cornbread the Legend, James Top and Lava1 & Lava2 plus others.


YPAs, Inc. touching Nigerian Children Lives!
Pictured:  Dr. Sonya Armstrong, YPAs, Inc. BOD, travels to Nigeria Africa to participate in conferences on how to teach children with autism. Dr. Armstrong combined Math and 'the Arts' for her demonstrations. YPAs, Inc. continues touching young people, across the world, with 'The Arts'.  More than 2000 in attendance.

Our Royal Project 

Register for our RHEAP Summer Feeding & Activities 2016 Youth Program,
click here.

Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc. continues the Royal Historical Enrichment & Art Program (RHEAP) Program. The RHEAP program offers activities for Youth, Seniors & Elders and the '40 Acres & A Mule Experience' Historical tours. RHEAP is located in the  historic Community Of Royal (Wildwood), FL at the Alonzo A. Young, Sr. Enrichment & Historical Center (a Governor's Point of Light Project).
For more information and images, see our creative solutions page.
Pictured above: RHEAP Holiday activities; THEME: Lion King, Jr. Review. 

Alonzo A. Young, Sr. Enrichment & Historical Center, 9569 County Road 235, Wildwood (Royal), FL  34785.
Tuesdays - Thursdays, weekly, 11 am, 6/28th - 8/4th
352-748-0260, ask for Jewel Ingram 


Community of Royal
Book a '40 Acres & A Mule Experience' tour.
Click here for more information
Reservations required @ 352-748-0260
youngartists@aol.com        or       royalproject@cfl.rr.com

One of Florida's oldest African American communities- Formed in 1865 by slaves from the 'Old Green Plantation' beside the Withlacoochee River, Royal is located 5 miles west of Wildwood, FL. For more information visit: 


Part 1 of the Florida Crossroads Documentary Florida’s Black Heritage Trail : The Central Florida Region features the Community Of Royal, one of Florida's oldest African American communities where the freed slaves' descendants still own their 40 Acres & A A Mule.

The documentary is archived: to view Florida’s Black Heritage Trail: The Central Florida Region  visit http://thefloridachannel.org/programs-coverage/florida-crossroads   
YPAs, Inc. & MLK 2016

Royal's 35+ yr. Annual Events:

March/ Parade
Approx. 200, marched throughout the streets of Royal.

Approx. 100, experienced Dr. King's words,African Dancers, Youth Kwanzaa presentation, community service awards, spoken word artistry, food, fun, etc.

YPAs, Inc./ Lake Sumter State College MLK 2016

4th Annual Student Literary Contest Sumter County Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 11 a.m. Sumter County Professional Center, 200 Cleveland Ave., Wildwood, FL. A collaboration between Lake-Sumter State College and Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc. 


Allan Rohan Crite

Our Royal Project received collection of the late great African American Boston Artist- Allan Rohan Crite. For newspaper article: click page1, page2, and page3.


Arts Integration at WMHS!

"GEM" (Grade-level-wide Enrichment Model) is christened the WMHS arts integration program. What is arts integration? Arts integration is an approach to teaching and learning across content areas in which students experience, demonstrate, and deepen understandings through the arts. This project was introduced to Sumter District Schools and supported by Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc. Click here, for flier and press release click here.
VSA Inclusion-Very Special Art for very special students!

Pictured: Ms. Mary Debose, Workshop Leader. YPAs, Inc. and VSAFL has presented 'Musical Art' to the students, with varying disabilities, at South Sumter High School and Wildwood Middle High School. Ms. Debose is a VSA Teaching Artist. VSA Teaching Artist info. Become a VSA Teaching Artist, apply here.


Honoring the life of the Late Rudy Bennett, who was hailed as the Michael Jordan of the International Basketball Association and was a tremendous visual artist, died. Rudy Bennett, whose artwork ignited a passion for 'the Arts' in our YPAs' organization founder's being, died. We now praise famous men and women, such as Rudy Bennett, God has manifested in them great glory and talents from the beginning. Click here, for more information and visit: www.RudyBennett.com.



To all our sponsors, supporters and Partners!


Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc. encourages the young artists of today who will keep the "Arts" of tomorrow alive! Assisting those who will make "The Arts" their life's worth and work!

2015 'Day Of Stars' event;
$4000 awarded.

The  Results are IN:
2015 YPAs, Inc. Day of Stars
On Saturday, November 14, 2015, Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc. presented their 7th statewide scholarship program entitled 'Day Of Stars'
featuring:  Dancers, Vocalists, Visual Artists and Instrumentalists,
Wildwood Country Resort.
Co-Sponsored by: The Villages Showcase of Talent Club

Professional artist & our supporter, Jazz Super Star Eric Darius, joined us at our Stars' event.


For more information and 2016 application:
visit 'stuff for young artists' page.  

imageNina Morales, one of our young instrumentalist members, graduated June 2014 from Springstead High School and attends Harvard.
                 Laney Jones, 22, a YPAs, Inc. Vocalist Alum accepted at Berklee College of Music in Boston. She was selected by Berklee to represent them at Kennedy Center at a Master's Section Class where she was mentored by Allison Krauss. She has written over 70 songs and has published 2 CD's


            Brenton McNeil, YPAs, Inc. dancer, accepted at Alvin Ailey Dance School, NYC.


                 Kandei'A Towns sings....


For more information: click stuff for young artists page;
to listen or visit youtube.

In 2015, YPAs, Inc. awarded $4000 in scholarships.  
            Golf For Art- Tampa 2016

(1st Team 2015)
Apollo Beach Golf & Sea Club
801 Golf and Sea Boulevard
Apollo Beach, FL  33572
Saturday, September 10, 2016!
click here for :
appl; flier
or more information: youngartists@aol.com
GOLF FOR ART' 2016 - Wildwood
On March 12, 2016, we played, ate, received prizes, were entertained while helping children.  Join us in Tampa, 9/10/16 or next year in Wildwood 3/11/17.

2016- 1st Team

2016- 2nd Team 
Continental Golf & Country Club 
50 Continental Blvd. Hwy 44 East, Wildwood, FL  34785

JOIN Us, in 2017!
click here for
:appl; flier
Saturday, March 11, 2017
or more information: youngartists@aol.com
School Cultural Art Education & Awareness Program
          African American History 16-
YPAs, Inc. presented 'Frederick Douglass.....Experience the Spirit' program at a public session and two (2) school programs.
9 Foot Tall Live! Puppet Productions
 Our program serves 4000 school age children. 


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Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc.
9060 County Road 231
Wildwood, FL  34785

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