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CREATIVE SOLUTIONS TO YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COMPONENT!

VIA GRANTS AND COLLABORATIONS,  YPAs, Inc. is afforded the opportunity to increase cultural education and awareness to ALL CHILDREN.

School Cultural Education & Art Program- established in 2000, this program is designed to enhance the student's educational experience infused with 'the Arts'.  Under this program, professional grade musical and theatrical performers and performances are presented within the school walls .  Also, we afford enrichment, cultural, historical and artistic programming via RHEAP (Royal Historical Enrichment & Art Program) located in one of Florida's oldest African American communities the Community of Royal.

      
  

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  • The Royal Project- Art, history and culture; comes together.

            Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc. is proud to be a part of 
            a 'Governor's Point of Light' project.  A historical building was 
            renovated and is now bridging the past to the future.  The building 
            once served as the cafeteria to the segregated Royal 
            Middle & High School. Now named the 
            Alonzo A. Young, Sr. Enrichment and Historical Center 
            home of the Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc.'s Royal
            Historical Enrichment and Art Program (RHEAP). 
Formed in 1865 by former slaves of the 
            old Green Plantation, the Community of Royal is one of Florida's 
            oldest African American Communities.
            For more information,
visit: www.CommunityofRoyal.org

TWO NEW PROGRAMS:

The Royal Historical Enrichment & Art Program (RHEAP) Seniors & Elders program meets every 2nd Thursday of each month at the Alonzo A. Young, Sr. Enrichment & Historical Center.  

 
Royal Historical Enrichment & Art Program (RHEAP) ’40 Acres & A Mule Experience’ historic tour shares the rich history of the Community Of Royal and its ties to freed Africans before 1835 and freed slaves in 1865 through today.  The tour is designed so that the visitors can understand this important missing part of American and African American History. Call, today, to schedule your group tour.

 
Royal Historical Enrichment & Art Program (RHEAP) Community Art Appreciation. Taking the 'Arts, culture & history to the community, especially to those less exposed i.e. Senior Care Facilities, Charter Schools, Home Schoolers, etc.

 

RHEAP Holiday 2015.  See image gallery, below.

To register for RHEAP Summer Feeding & Activities 2016: click application or c
all 352-748-0260 or email royalproject@cfl.rr.com

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  • A few of our past Creative Solutions to Youth Development projects/ programs:
    "Community Art" program funded via a National Endowment for the Arts grant -professional artists conducted "art education and careers" workshops for children within their community.  Collaborators:  The City of Wildwood.

    Florida State Department of Health Tobacco Initiative grants -Tavares High School Honor Society Students created and executed a mobile mural to help spread an anti-tobacco message among their peers.  Collaborators:  Lake County Health Department.

    "Smart Moves"  after school program funded by a Florida State Department of Health grant designed to help children make wise and safe choices via "the Arts".  Collaborators: Boys 'N Girls Club.

    "Heart for the Arts" after school program via a Florida State Department of Juvenile Justice grant to teach children career choices and skills via "the Arts".  Collaborators:  Boys 'N Girls Club.

    "Smokefree Showdown Musical"- young artists created and performed an educational musical about the dangers of smoking and use of drugs.  Funded by a Florida State Department of Health Tobacco Initiative grant.  Collaborators: Lake~Sumter Community College and Lake County Health Department.

    "Tobacco Free; The Way to Be! Calendar funded by a Florida State Department of Health Tobacco Initiative grant to encourage youth not to use tobacco products.  School children, from all grade levels, created and entered 125 calendar pictures in the "calendar art contest".  Collaborators: Sumter County Health Department.

    AND MUCH, MUCH MORE...................................

            



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