YAG Mission Statement
Rural & Migrant Ministry’s Youth Arts Group (YAG) is a culturally diverse group in which high school-age individuals come together with a determination to create change in our lives and communities.
What is YAG?
As members of YAG, we are committed to educating and empowering ourselves and others, developing and practicing our leadership skills, while acting as allies to each other and to those seeking social justice. Through engagement in creative action, we are dedicated to the task of influencing other youth to join in our Mission to create political, economic and social changes.
What Do We Do?
Continual growth and positive change are part and parcel of being in YAG. This is a responsibility of all members. To get the most out of being in YAG, members must participate fully. YAG members must commit to attending all of the Friday night meetings 5:30 - 8:30, as well as an extra afternoon or evening meeting during the week, as needed. YAG members must participate in monthly educational trips, actions, and presentations. Members are also encouraged to participate in Summer Leadership Institutes and YAG internships.
Every year members host a day-long "Art for Justice" event.
We create CHANGE in our communities. We create ART for social change! MOST IMPORTANTLY - WE HAVE FUN!