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

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...

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