The Manhattan Arts Center provides art-centered, after-school programs, summer camps and on-going workshops to kids in Kindergarten to grade 12. We believe the arts let kids grow not only in their school but in their

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community. The YES! Fund grant allowed MAC to provide scholarships to qualifying students who can now flourish in their programs. Parents of these students have seen huge improvements in their child’s abilities.

One mother said, “The Youth Honors Academy is Grace’s dream come true because she has wanted to be an artist since she was five years old. Grace’s wheel throwing and paper mache have really built up her self esteem.”

Another mother said her daughter has really come out of her shell since she started the Youth Honors Academy program. She is more confident both in class and in relating verbally to her peers.

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