YMWAHA’s Youth Enrichment Program encompasses both the Education and Goals Equal Rewards (E.A.G.E.R) and Youth Employment and Training (Y.E.T), both provide access to educational resources necessary for college preparation as well as essential skill development that empowers youth to become confident, self-sufficient individuals capable of securing
Nia Quilt Guild instructs children, youth, adults and seniors in the art of quilt making and approaches arts education and arts fusion from three directions: traditional instruction, exhibition, and arts career development. Master Quilter Ruth Ward blends the history of quilting with culture and art and how it can be traced to several different cultures.
Gardening opens an amazing world of discovery for children to explore, enjoy and learn about nature, self-sufficiency and culture. Students enrolled in YMWAHA Garden work with a Master Gardener to learn how to cultivate a vegetable garden, prepare food using the yield from the garden, students learn about the journey of the food process from planting to their dinner table. Participants are educated and
One of our core beliefs at YMWAHA is that education does not occur in a vacuum. There are many different ways of learning through formal and informal education, all of which are essential to our overall growth and development. Sports are great tools for teaching accountability, dedication, responsibility, trust, teamwork, sacrifice, hard work, competition,goal setting, as well as
Research has proven the importance of the music industry to young people. An understanding of the inner workings of a music studio is a necessary component of this industry. In order to meet this need, the YMWAHA has developed a community music and production studio to engage the time and nurture the talents of emerging artists. They will teach the technical skills of how a music studio works; music production from start to finish and an understanding of the elements of a successful studio.
Rhyme and Release is a unique program that will be
The Young Men & Women's African Heritage Association Inc. (YMWAHA) engages the community via our cultural, arts, and education programs which are tailored to promote a sense of determination and accomplishment for all ages.
YMWAHA programs were developed with the core philosophy of broadening horizons and encourage participants to view themselves as members of a global multi-cultural, multi-talented society while embracing opportunities for personal achievement, creative expression and social change. In the past two decades YMWHA has offered multi-year sequential programs that utilize community based children and family centered approaches to improve the lives of children and families so they can become positive, active, and contributing members of society.