Thriving Through the Arts
Arts In Reach inspires teenage girls and gender-expansive youth to be brave, elevate their voices, and create the lives they imagine.
AIR is Accepting and Open
AIR is a youth-centered organization that believes in inclusivity and accessibility. Girls and gender-expansive youth ages 11-22 engage in community arts programs with professional artists. Together, mentors and teens co-create intentional spaces to take safe risks and express themselves through the arts.
AIR Creates Opportunities
We believe all teens should have opportunities to thrive and become self-reliant adults. Our programs are open-enrollment, free of charge, and include transportation assistance. They draw on various arts for teens to grow and lead.
of AIR participants graduate from high school.
of AIR participants pursue post-secondary education.
of AIR alumni volunteer in their communities.
News and Insights
Humans of AIR: Gemma Soldati
AIR Teaching Artist Gemma Soldati (she/her) shares about her favorite AIR memory, how working with teens has impacted her creative practice, and...
We offered two weeks of February Vacation programs! Read on to learn more about all of the fun that was had this past FebruAIRy. Crafting Characters...
YOU ARE VALID! On Display at Wrong Brain 🏳️🌈
Affirming Spaces Project and Arts In Reach are proud to present “YOU ARE VALID!” a community-built paper “quilt” of hand-written supportive messages...