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Creating positive change with art

Arts for YoungSTARS is a youth organization founded at the University of Alberta in 2013 that uses art to empower youth to take on social issues in our local and global communities. All youngsters have the potential to make a positive difference in their communities, as YoungSTARS. Too often art and youth are deemed to be powerless in creating practical impact in our communities.


We challenge ourselves to prove otherwise.



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One commitment. Our communities.

Student Unions' 2015 Community Outreach Award Winner



Our mission is to inspire empower create

a young generation of leaders committed to tackling real world issues in their local and global communities with art. Our vision is that all youth everywhere are able to access and use art as a powerful agent in solving issues in the world around them.


To understand what our programs support, look for the following pillar icons in each of our program pages.

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*Note: STEAM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, arts (+ design), and mathematics.
















The world is our canvas to paint positive change for future generations.

Learn more about our programs that we use to tackle local and global issues below.







learning values

Afterschool Art Program


Exposing children to essential life-long values through arts and crafts at elementary schools.

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mental health awareness

Mindful Art Corners


Raising awareness for mental health on campus through a collection of de-stressing art activities.

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global child health

Stories by YoungSTARS


Sharing youth stories, culture, and arts from around the world to fundraise for children's health.

Learn more















Our strength lies in working together.

Thank you to our hard-working community supporters and our entire team of volunteers for making the impossible, possible.






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Start your own journey to create positive change in the world today.

Making a difference in the world starts with us all.





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Arts for YoungSTARS (AFYS) is an officially registered organization at the University of Alberta.
Official email address: artstars@ualberta.ca.




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NEW SUMMER PROGRAM!

We are looking for local high-school and university students to help lead
an exciting new literacy-based art program for children at the Whitemud Crossing Library.
Sign-up Form ▸



Creating positive change with art

Arts for YoungSTARS is a youth organization founded at the University of Alberta in 2013 that uses art to empower youth to take on social issues in our local and global communities. All youngsters have the potential to make a positive difference in their communities, as YoungSTARS. Too often art and youth are deemed to be powerless in creating practical impact in our communities.
We challenge ourselves to prove otherwise.












One commitment. Our communities.

Student Unions' 2016 Community Outreach Award Winner




Mission, Vision, & Pillars

Our mission is to inspire, empower, and create a young generation of leaders committed to tackling real world issues in their local and global communities with art. Our vision is that all youth everywhere are able to access and use art as a powerful agent in solving issues in the world around them.



S

favorite
Support Health


T

flare
Trigger creativity


A

share
Augment networking


R

volume_up
Raise awareness


S

public
Supply opportunities












The world is our canvas to paint positive change for future generations.

Learn more about our programs that we use to tackle local and global issues below.




learning values

After-school Art Program


Exposing children to essential life-long values through arts and crafts at elementary schools.
Learn more ▸



learning values

Mindful Art Corners


Raising awareness for mental health on campus through a collection of monthly art activities.
Learn more ▸



learning values

Stories by YoungSTARS


Sharing youth stories, culture, and arts from around the world to fundraise for children's health.
Learn more ▸





















Stand with us. Make your impact.

“start creating positive change today”



Volunteer with us ▸















Start your own journey to create positive change in the world today.

Making a difference in the world starts with us all.




Stay in touch through social media.


facebook-link

instagram-link

Instagram


Arts for YoungSTARS (AFYS) is an officially registered organization at the University of Alberta.