Young Artistic Minds

Putting art back into schools.

aka Young Artistic Minds   |   Davison, MI   |  www.youngartisticminds.com

Mission

Our mission is to provide students in Flint and Genesee County with access to art programs designed to reinforce interdisciplinary learning, promote creative thinking, and teach expression through a variety of media.

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Mrs Anna M Schuller

Main address

3414 Edgewood Ct

Davison, MI 48423 USA

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EIN

82-1089509

NTEE code info

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The need is and will be on going and that is funding. Since we operate on grants, fundraising, and donors, we are always looking for creative ways to host events to bring in revenue. Most grants have to be applied for on an annual basis and we send out fund letters to previous and perspective donors. We are looking for corporate sponsors at the present.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Follow Your heART

This art education program teaches students about old master artists, their styles and techniques, art history, and what was going on at the time of that artist.Students then create artwork in the same style and technique of the artist they are learning that week.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

This program provides art classes to students in the after school program. They learn about different types of art including photography. Then they create their own masterpiece.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

The students explore and create different works of art in different media. We sometimes switch between visual arts and photography

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of professional artists employed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Follow Your heART

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The goals(s) for Young Artistic Minds is to become financially sound and provide arts education to more area schools in the Genesee County, Michigan. Since our corporation in March 2017, we have provided visual art programs in-school and the after-school program at Pierce Elementary School in Flint, Michigan. We are looking forward to continuing our programs for the 2019/2020 school year. I sit on the PBIS committee at the school to help in developing creative ways for student Positive Behavior.

To accomplish the above goals we need to (1) Continue writing grants, hold art events in the community, and seek corporate sponsorship. (2) To further our programs into other schools it means meeting with principals and promoting our arts education program. The principal at Pierce Elementary School is promoting our programs at principal meetings. She has been a great supporter of our program. (3) Being on the PBIS committee will give us a voice to be creative thinkers in initiating visual signage throughout the school, develop events, and maybe a reward system to encourage positive behavior.

I, Anna Schuller, Executive Director, have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and a Master Degree in Arts Administration. I have also become proficient in writing grants and seeking funding. My previous work experience was in finance which helps in maintaining spreadsheets and keeping the budget on track and balanced.

We have partnered with the Crim Foundation, Flint Community Schools, YouthQuest, and Davison Twp. Parks and Rec. Partnerships are a great way to get the organizations name out there. Some help with funding, while others provide space to teach and hold fundraising events, such as Flint Community Schools and Davison Twp. Parks and Rec.

The board helps with funding and obtaining community support. Our board President was a business owner in the community for many years. He is a member of the Optimist Club in our area. They provide scholarships to students. I have been asked to meet with this group to possibly provide scholarships to children for art camp this summer which we are hosting along with Davison Twp. Parks and Rec.

The art instructors have degrees in the arts. They are accomplished in that they exhibit their work and do commissioned work. The instructors are very creative and provide great ideas in developing lessons and art projects.

Earlier I mentioned community partners which are vital to Young Artistic Minds. Support from the school and its teachers, staff and principals are sometimes hard to get but we have accomplished it this past school year. We have created a standardized art curriculum that was very successful this past school year. We have been able to tweak the lessons and projects as needed. Everyone learns at a different pace and level and our visual arts program is designed to work in different scenarios. We incorporate literacy into our lessons and in the after-school program. This was the only thing the school asked us to add into our lessons.

The arts education program is expanding this next school-year 2019/2020. The Flint schools went to the balanced calendar starting this fall 2019. We will be starting back sooner and will have six weeks more of lessons to create. Also, we have been asked to teach during intersessions. This adds five more weeks (we were not scheduled to teach during these weeks originally). We will teach Monday through Friday for three hours each day. Intersessions are still in the planning stages at this point.

We look to expand the visual arts education program into more schools maybe starting with the 2020/2021 school-year. Of course, this will be done one school at a time. This gives us time to create a plan, seek funding, and add additional art instructors.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve the the students at a Flint Community School, their staff, teachers, and the community.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community Partner Meetings,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We wanted to develop and start an advanced art class so we reached out to the principal and teachers to get their feedback and ideas. We were able to implement this program earlier this year.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Feedback from the people we serve helps to stregthen our relationship wih them.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Young Artistic Minds

Board of directors
as of 10/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Kurtis Dunckel

Dunckel Veterinary Hospital

Term: 2020 - 2023


Board co-chair

Mr. Kyle Peppin

Crim Fitness Foundation Representative

Term: 2019 - 2022

Anna Schuller

Young Artistic Minds

Talia Wooten

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/27/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/26/2021

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.