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Please announce: Young Audiences Charter School celebrates its 5th Annual YACS Fest

Date: February 27th, 2018


Young Audiences Charter School celebrates its 5th Annual YACS Fest
Celebrate Young Audiences Charter School at festival with music, entertainment, games, inflatables, and fabulous food


Gretna, LA — Young Audiences Charter School will hold its 5th Annual YACS Fest on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Kate Middleton Campus at 1407 Virgil St Gretna, LA.  The entire community is invited to join the family-friendly fun.    


The event will feature performances by Curtis Pierre, Music of India, and YACS students, as well as carnival games, inflatables, a dunk booth, and arts and crafts booths led by professional teaching artists.  There will be delicious food, including jambalaya and hot sauce donated and prepared by Zatarain’s. Additionally, the YACS Parent Community Organization will be selling baked goods to refresh classroom school supplies.


Healthy Blue, a health plan for Medicaid, is generously supporting this event as a lead sponsor. Other sponsors include Zatarain’s, Cane’s, Arts Council New Orleans, and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. Proceeds from YACS Fest will support the academic and artistic growth of our creative learners, particularly as the school expands to additional campus space to accommodate YACS’s extension to pre-K through high school.    


Visit to purchase wristbands and t-shirts online until 4pm Friday, March 9, 2018. Bracelets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance sales end Friday, March 9 at 4 p.m. Bracelets are required for unlimited games, inflatables, and arts and crafts. Adult admission is $3.00 in advance or at the door. Tickets and t-shirts will also be on sale during the event. Anyone who volunteers for a 1.5 hour shift will receive one free wristband. Sign up to volunteer here: For more information or for sponsorship opportunities please contact Amanda Morlas, Special Events & Communications Coordinator, at or (504) 304-5197.
About Young Audiences Charter School              
Young Audiences Charter School (YACS) at Kate Middleton is an open enrollment, arts-integrated charter school serving 750 Jefferson Parish creative learners in kindergarten through 7th grades. Founded in 2013 by Young Audiences of Louisiana, YACS’s mission is to educate the whole child through arts integration and equip creative learners to become leaders in their community. With a vision of fostering self-aware thinkers, creators, and problem solvers, YACS will expand to pre-K through high school in 2019.  Learn more at
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