Sage Young

Creative with Responsibility

Written by UAP alumnus and Academy Coordinator Manny Minaya Thanks to one of my current jobs at a charter school in Harlem, I work a lot with kids ranging from four to nine years old. It’s an exciting stage in a ...

iDesign Sisterhood Kickoff!

iDesign hosted its 2nd Annual Sisterhood Kickoff on Friday, October 9th! What is Sisterhood you ask? Only the coolest program ever offered to 9th and 10th grade high school girls who struggle with attendance. The program offers youth development, group ...

“Unreasonable Suspicion” Selected For Two More Film Festivals!

The Academy Media Lab documentary short, Unreasonable Suspicion, continues to make the rounds at film festivals across the country! Congratulations to our young filmmakers for being selected for two more media showcases. Urban Media Makers Film Festival Atlanta, GA October 10-13 17th Annual North American ...

The 24 Hour Plays – Student Edition

On Tuesday, August 6th, four Urban Arts Alumni and 12 Life Stories actors put together four 10-minute plays in 24 hours at the New Group’s Studio Blackbox Theater on 42ndstreet! As writers, we started off the process by getting to know ...

Provide Life-Changing Enrichment Trips To Young Leaders in the iDESIGN Program

iDESIGN improves the academic attainment, engagement and graduation rates of chronically absent students through school-based counseling and enrichment services. The program targets students in five key service areas: counseling, peer mentorship, family involvement, attendance outreach, and academic support. iDESIGN promotes ...

Project Canvas Pop-Up at TopShop SoHo

Our friends at Project Canvas are hosting a Pop-Up at TopShop SoHo! We love Project Canvas's belief that within every person lies a wealth of creativity. Why not show yours off on your feet? Stop by between 1-6pm everyday until Thursday, ...