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Give Back Tahoe: Arts For The Schools pushes arts education

Special to the Sun

In 1984, Terry Yagura saw the diminishing support for arts education in our community and decided to be the change she wanted to see.

She founded Arts For The Schools, a nonprofit that brings arts education to our region. Now, 32 years later, Arts For The Schools serves over 10,000 children and adults annually, and has become an integral part of the arts community as a whole.

Between running three programs, volunteering at the Truckee Thursdays info booth, and tabling or offering arts-based day care at dozens of local events, Arts For The Schools has been pushing itself to greater heights this last year, and will seemingly continue to do so.

This year, AFTS is creating a fourth program called The Breakfast Club, serving young adults ages 13-15. It is a club for youth and by youth, allowing them the resources to create art of all mediums and to collaborate with each other and volunteer mentors.

The organization is also bringing an incredible lineup of artists for the coming onSTAGE performing arts public series, beginning in October. With acclaimed acts such as The Second City, the comedy troupe who gave starts to Bill Murray, Steve Carrell, Tina Fey and hundreds more of your favorite actors, it will be a season not to miss. Season passes for individuals, couples, and families go on discounted sale this August on

Arts For The Schools is a bi-state 501 (c)3 non-profit that fundamentally believes that access and exposure to the arts is essential for all. Arts For The Schools fills the gaps in visual and performing arts education for children at K-12 schools and provides access to performing arts excellence for the public.

For more information visit,, email, or call 530-582-8278.

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