As the school year draws to a close, we decided to host an instrument drive in support of SJMA! Thank you to everyone, especially the York House School community, for your kindness and generous donations. If you or someone you know has a gently used instrument sitting in the back of your closet collecting dust, please consider donating it and providing it a new home with the dedicated students of SJMA.
Once again, thank you everyone for your contributions and feel free to contact us if you have any questions!
April 10, 2016
3 Fundraisers In the Month of March!
March was a busy month at YLAE for fundraising as we held 3 fundraisers on March 16th, 19th and 26th at Safeway (Arbutus Mall location)! Thank you to everyone who supported these fundraisers and made them successful. We sold 150+ bags of popcorn and raised $500+! This money will be going towards free music programs for youth in Downtown Eastside Vancouver.
We hope to have more fundraisers in the future! Please contact us if you would like to be a part of our next fundraiser.
January 09, 2016
Thank you all for a very successful fundraiser!
Thank you so much for coming out and making our first fundraiser so successful! We sold every bag of Kernels popcorn we had over the course of two days. All proceeds will be donated to music schools located in DTES Vancouver that is dedicated to providing free music education for local youth.
We look forward to having more fundraisers in the future and recruiting more volunteers to fundraise with us!
January 07, 2016
YLAE will have a small fundraising table outside IGA on Main Street, and we will be selling Kernels popcorn! We will be there on Friday, January 7th from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, and Saturday, January 8th from 1 pm - 3 pm. Come support a good cause and get a tasty treat in return!
December 06, 2015
Upcoming volunteer orientation
We are one week away from our volunteer orientation, which will be held on Sunday, December 13th at Creekside Community Center. We apologize for the last-minute change in date. Be sure to check your email during this week for more details of the orientation. We are planning to begin volunteering trips in January, after winter break.
As well, we are excited to announce an upcoming partnership! We will be working with elementary schools around the local community to run after school art programs. Volunteers will be able to help children make art projects. We are hoping to make this volunteer opportunity available to all our volunteers by January as well.
If you have any friends interested in volunteering with us at the moment, please tell them to sign up to be a volunteer as we are now keeping volunteer applications open!
October 04, 2015
Kerrisdale Volunteer Fair
On September 26th, YLAE attended the Kerrisdale volunteer fair at Kerrisdale Community Center. Thank you so much to those who are interested in volunteering! We will be sending out emails very soon with links to our applications.
To all volunteers, we will be hosting a volunteer orientation sometime in October, most likely during the weekend. Expect an email with details sometime!
We have also removed the volunteer application deadline, so if you have any friends interested in volunteering with us, please feel free to share our website with them.
August 02, 2015
Board member recruitment
YLAE is officially recruiting board members for the school year of 2015-2016! If you are a highschool student who has a passion for the arts and wants to put it to a good cause, consider becoming a board member! For more info, check out the "Board Member Sign-up" page.
If you don't think you have the time to commit to being a board member, don't fret! You can still sign up as a YLAE volunteer.
June 01, 2015
We're now recruiting volunteers!
After spending countless hours to establish this non-profit organization, we have officially started recruiting volunteers for the new school year of 2015-2016! If you are interested in becoming an executive member or a volunteer with YLAE, we encourage you to fill out the volunteer application located under the "Get Involved" page on our website.
If you've already submitted your application, please stay tuned for more information on our social media websites while we review all applications. We'll keep you updated on Facebook, vancouveryouth.ca, and various volunteering websites. Thank you for supporting arts education in our local communities!
December 26, 2014
YLAE is Officially Incorporated!
On December 26th, we are officially incorporated as a non-profit organization! Thank you to everyone who has dedicated so much of your time and efforts to help make our non-profit possible in the last few months and I can't be more excited about what we could do in the very near future!