VISUAL ART CLASSES
FOR STUDENTS K-12
MUSIC CLASSES
FOR STUDENTS K-12
THE LEADER
IN QUALITY ARTS EDUCATION
DANCE CLASSES
FOR STUDENTS K-12
PROVIDES ACCESS IN THE ARTS
TO ENRICH CHILDREN'S LIVES

What Is SMARTS?

SMARTS is a community-based art school, helping to bridge the gap during and after school with arts curriculum that is unmatched in the region - a place where culture, design, and self-discovery are uniquely intertwined.

At SMARTS, applications for classes are accepted year-round, and K - 12 students throughout the Valley are exposed to various arts programming - visual arts, music, dance, theater, and creative writing - in a time when opportunity in those areas might otherwise be eliminated.

The SMARTS impact: School-aged children who flourish, and communities that thrive. Students engaged in the arts are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement and twice as likely to graduate college.

Reach new heights with SMARTS!

“Arts education fosters bright, creative, and socially engaged students who grow up to be our next leaders, parents, teachers, artists, and engineers. Their innovative ideas will shape industries; their creative thinking will find out-of-the-box solutions for a global society, and will provide students with a way to understand themselves and have a sense of belonging.”

- Jane Chu, NEA Chair

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The fabric of the SMARTS program is woven by individuals from various walks of life; yet, all share one common thread - an inherent appreciation for the arts. The result? A local tapestry bursting with talent and a love of learning, ranging from those with an affinity for theater to people who voice expression through writing and visual arts.

Donate to SMARTS Today - Be A Part of It!

The future success of SMARTS depends on the support and generosity of people like you!

Donations help fund operational costs at our location in the Ohio One Building and provide future programming in visual arts, music, dance, theater, and creative writing.

Too often, children lose critical access to quality arts education as budget cuts eliminate art and music programs. Help preserve the spirit and legacy that learning in the arts provides, and consider making a donation to help SMARTS community-based art school continue its long-standing, positive impact on our community.

Mail donations to:
SMARTS at Ohio One
25 East Boardman Street, First Floor
Youngstown, OH 44503

In accordance with Internal Revenue guidelines, SMARTS, Students Motivated by the Arts is a 501(C)(3) and can receive cash donations. SMARTS has provided no goods or services to you in return for this gift; therefore, the full amount of the gift is a tax deductible contribution. Checks can be made to SMARTS and should include contact information including snail mail and email address.

For donations $100 and above, you can increase your gift to SMARTS by an additional 10% grant through the Youngstown Foundation Support Fund. SMARTS is an approved charity and will receive your donation from the Youngstown Foundation. The Youngstown Foundation does not subtract any credit card processing fees. 100% of your donation will go to SMARTS.

 

You can make your donation here

Reaching New Heights