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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.

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What is MYAI?

Memphis Youth Arts Initiative (MYAI) is a nonprofit organization that provides access to high-quality arts education and mentorship programs for young people in Memphis, Tennessee. MYAI's mission is to empower young people through the arts, to promote creative expression, and to foster a more equitable and inclusive community.

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Our executive Director featured on Morning in America with Adrienne Bankert as an American hero

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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!

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TRIO can provide assistance and is free, provided by ASU Mid-South and the Department of Education. EOC counselors work one-on-one with your students to complete the FAFSA, admission applications, career exploration and enrollment into the school any your participants choose.


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"Creating Leaders through Embracing the Arts"

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