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Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc.
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Thanks, for your continued support!


Establishing 'Open Air Graffiti Art Galleries'. Such famous cities as Los Angeles, CA, St. Petersburg, FL and Milton Keynes, UK has expressed interest.
here or see our 'Graffiti Art' link. Share your thoughts? Our potential sponsors would love to know your thoughts.
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www.facebook/youngartists or our page www.facebook/youngperformingartists; follow us on www.twitter.com/youngperformart
or view us on
http://youtu.be/PzfunzcdlHg or shop to support at www.ebay.com/paypalgivingfund


Steele & other YPAs, Inc. volunteers: Michelle Pugh, Destini, Bobbi and Anthony 'Artoni' Fletcher attended the African Voices, Inc. Graffiti Conference, New York City, USA.
The conference featured noted graffiti writers i.e. Cornbread the Legend, James Top and Lava1 & Lava2 plus others.


YPAs, Inc. touching Nigerian Children Lives!

Pictured:  Dr. Sonya Armstrong, YPAs, Inc. BOD and Full Bright Scholar, travels to Nigeria Africa to participate in conferences on how to teach children with autism.
Dr. Armstrong combined Math and 'the Arts' for her workshops. YPAs, Inc. continues touching young people, across the world, with 'The Arts'.  More than 2000 in attendance

Our Royal Project

Alonzo A. Young, Sr. Enrichment & Historical Center (Governor's Point of Light Project)
9569 County Road 235
Wildwood (Royal), FL  34785
Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc. presents the Royal Historical Enrichment & Art Program (RHEAP) Program. 
The RHEAP program offers activities for Youth, Seniors & Elders as well as the '40 Acres & A Mule Experience' Historical tours. 
RHEAP is located in the  historic Community Of Royal (Wildwood), FL.
Royal's Website: www.CommunityOfRoyal.org




Register for our RHEAP Spring Break Feeding & Activities 2018 Youth Program, 1 week
School age children; Visiting Grandchildren welcomed!

Monday- Thursday, March 5-8, 2018
Community Showcase, Thursday, March 8, 6PM
Light Dinner served, Free.
Youth Program appl: click here

 For more information and images, see our creative solutions page.


Community of Royal
Book a '40 Acres & A Mule Experience' tour.
Click here for more information
Reservations required @ 352-748-0260
youngartists@aol.com        or       royalproject@cfl.rr.com

One of Florida's oldest African American communities- Formed in 1865 by slaves from the 'Old Green Plantation' beside the Withlacoochee River, Royal is located 5 miles west of Wildwood, FL.
For more information visit: 


Part 1 of the Florida Crossroads Documentary Florida’s Black Heritage Trail : The Central Florida Region features the Community Of Royal,
one of Florida's oldest African American communities where the freed slaves' descendants still own their 40 Acres.

The documentary is archived: to view Florida’s Black Heritage Trail: The Central Florida Region  visit http://thefloridachannel.org/programs-coverage/florida-crossroads   


53, 563rd 'Little Free Library' in the world
Alonzo A. Young, Sr. Enrichment & Historical Center
9569 County Road 235, Wildwood (Royal), FL  34785

Open to the Public 24/7
Take a book; Return a book
No fees, no cards necessary


Allan Rohan Crite

Our Royal Project received collection of the late great African American Boston Artist- Allan Rohan Crite. 
For newspaper article: click page1, page2, and page3.


Arts Integration at WMHS!

Arts integration is an approach to teaching and learning across content areas in which students experience, demonstrate, and deepen understandings through the arts.
This project was introduced to Sumter District Schools and supported by Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc.

VSA Inclusion-Very Special Art for very special students!

YPAs, Inc. and VSAFL collaborated and presented 'Musical Art' to the students, with varying disabilities, at South Sumter High School and Wildwood Middle High School.
VSA Teaching Artist info. Become a VSA Teaching Artist, apply here.


Honoring the life of the Late Rudy Bennett, who was hailed as the Michael Jordan of the International Basketball Association and was a tremendous visual artist.
Rudy Bennett, whose artwork ignited a passion for 'the Arts' in our YPAs' organization founder's being. We now praise famous men and women, such as Rudy Bennett,
God has manifested in them great glory and talents from the beginning. Click
here, for more information and visit: www.RudyBennett.com.



To all our sponsors, supporters and Partners!


Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc. encourages the young artists of today who will keep the "Arts" of tomorrow alive! Assisting those who will make "The Arts" their life's worth and work!

2016 'Day Of Stars' event;
$4000 awarded.

The  Results are IN:
2016 YPAs, Inc. Day of Stars
On Saturday, November 12, 2016 Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc. presented their 8th statewide scholarship program entitled 'Day Of Stars'
featuring:  Dancers, Vocalists, Visual Artists and Instrumentalists at
Wildwood Country Resort.

Pictured above:
Skyler Covert, 1st placer YPAs, Inc.
Day Of Stars 16 Instruments
accepted at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

For more information and 2017 application:
visit 'stuff for young artists' page. 

Professional artist & our supporter, Jazz Super Star Eric Darius, joined us at several of our Stars' events.


Adia Hollist, 1st placer- YPAs, Inc.
Day Of Stars 16 Dance
Accepted at the Boston Conservatory studying dance.


Alexa Wosyluk- 1st placer-YPAs, Inc.
Day Of Stars 14
Signed by
BMG Modeling Agency- NYC.

imageNina Morales, one of our young instrumentalist members, graduated June 2014 from Springstead High School and attends Harvard.
                 Laney Jones, a YPAs, Inc. Vocalist Alum, accepted at Berklee College of Music in Boston. She was selected by Berklee to represent them at Kennedy Center at a Master's Section Class where she was mentored by Allison Krauss. She has written over 70 songs and has published 2 CD's


            Brenton McNeil, YPAs, Inc. dancer,
Alvin Ailey Dance School, NYC.

For more information: click stuff for
young artists page

In 2016, YPAs, Inc. awarded $4000 in scholarships.  
 GOLF FOR ART 2018- Wildwood
We played, ate, received prizes, and were entertained by the fabulous Ovachi Bennett while helping children.  

2017- 1st Team

2017- 2nd Team

Continental Golf & Country Club 
50 Continental Blvd. Hwy 44 East, Wildwood, FL  34785
JOIN Us, in 2018!
click here for: application;
Saturday, March 10, 2018
or more information: youngartists@aol.com

Golf For Art- Tampa 

1st Team - Tampa 2016
Apollo Beach Golf & Sea Club
801 Golf and Sea Boulevard
Apollo Beach, FL  33572
Saturday, September 8, 2018
or more information:
Ronnie Johnson, coordinator

You, too, can help support our youth and programs by sponsoring one of our Fundraisers:
October Soul Concert- October
*Holiday Open House, Parade & Concert- December
*Soul Food Fest- February
*Golf For Art- March

*School Cultural Art Education & Awareness Program
          African American History 16-
YPAs, Inc. presented 'Frederick Douglass.....Experience the Spirit' program at a public session and two (2) school programs.
9 Foot Tall Live! Puppet Productions
 Our program serves 4000 school age children. 

Make donations,
via estate giving click here 

or paypal

or payable to:

Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc.
9060 County Road 231
Wildwood, FL  34785

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