all kids need something to do!

Our focus is to create opportunities for children and youth to gain skills and build relationships through the Arts that inspire and strengthen our communities. From leadership development, mentorship, and skill-building to college readiness, our focus is rooted in their future.

Memphis Youth Arts Initiative is always on the move! Our Latest News describes all the wonderful things happening within our organization and in our community!

What is MYAI?

Memphis Youth Arts Initiative is one of the region’s most innovative performing arts organizations, providing high-quality performing arts experiences for school-age youth. We welcome and target underserved and at-risk children and youth who desire to become leaders in their community. Our motto is "Creating Leaders through Embracing the Arts"; which we embody every day. Founded in 2019 to provide access to performing arts for all of Memphis and surrounding areas, MYAI offers a broad array of free and affordably priced programming & experiences including life skills, academic enhancement, mentoring, performing arts productions, community events, and more. 

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Our EXEuctive Director, Corey Travis featured on Morning in America with Adrienne Bankert as an American hero

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Memphis Youth Arts Drumline had made it to represent Memphis in a drumline battle and performance appearance at drum corp international 50th year anniversary finals! We made history last year in the first-ever debut for a performing arts group like ours and they had us back to show off what Memphis Youth Talent had to offer!
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