Young Audiences of Rochester - Want to be a YA Artist?


“I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over cities, we too will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.” - John F. Kennedy


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The Cypher


The Cypher is a comprehensive after school/out-of-school program for at-risk teens in the City of Rochester.  Program components include:

  • Year-round: September–June (after school), July–August (summer)

  • Entrepreneurial arts and technology learning experiences

  • Partnerships with skilled multi-disciplinary teaching artists, adult leaders, and mentors

  • Opportunities for teens to become active creators of art and media

  • Professional training in digital music production and recording; slam poetry and creative writing; digital media; visual arts; silk screen and printing; graphic design; public arts; animation; video and product creation; dance (TruArt Dance Company); business/entrepreneurship (ArtEdWORKS!); performing arts (The Possibility Project-Rochester)

  • Provide public performances through CypherLive!

  • Strengthening of 21st century learning and skills to complement classroom learning

Entrepreneurial work readiness learning opportunities