Meet our Members
AIYN is a network of peers. As such, our norms, guidelines, and expectations of each other are driven by our members. We are an open network in that we are always open to new members who share our collectively articulated values, approach, and principles. New members are brought in through a standardized series of peer interviews, site visit, and exploratory partnership. All members have their own curriculum, disciplines, and pedagogy, while also supporting each others growth and the growth of the field. Membership has no fee, but does come with expectations of behavior in alignment with the following articulated principles:
1) We believe in investing in youth wellbeing, first and foremost.
2) We believe arts are uniquely positioned to strengthen young people, and create pathways for youth success, and catalyze systems change. Arts should be valued as foundational to investing in youth wellbeing.
3) We believe in collaboration as an effective strategy for large-scale systemic, cultural, and political change, and model partnership with each other and with others
For more details on these three principles, and expectations for potential members, please click HERE.