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Young Audiences Charter Schools to Host Winter Fest Open Houses for Orleans and Jefferson Parish Campuses

Date: November 15th, 2023

Winter Fest to feature Santa photos, gumbo, cookie decorating, game truck, student performances, arts & crafts and more!

Young Audiences Charter Schools to Host Winter Fest Open Houses for Orleans and Jefferson Parish Campuses

Young Audiences Charter Schools (YACS), open enrollment, arts-integrated schools in Jefferson and Orleans Parish, invite prospective students, families and members of the community to attend its Winter Fest Open House events in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes.

The event will feature photos with Gentilly Santa, free gumbo, cookie decorating and hot cocoa, game trucks, an arts-integrated project tent, textiles and fashion design, a pop-up shop and music by the YACS Band with dance and drum performances.

For Jefferson Parish residents, the Winter Fest Open House for Young Audiences Charter School at Burmaster (grades Advanced PK, PK-12 ) will be held on Saturday, December 2, 11:30am to 2pm at the Burmaster Campus at 1000 Burmaster St. in Gretna. To reserve your spot at the Westbank Open House Winter Fest click here or go to

For Orleans Parish Residents, Young Audiences Charter School at Lawrence D. Crocker (grades PK4-8)  the Winter Fest Open House will be held on Saturday, December 9 at 11:30am to 2 pm. at its campus at 2301 Marengo St. in Uptown New Orleans.  To reserve your spot at the Crocker Open House Winter Fest click here or go to

At Young Audiences Charter School, the arts-integration curriculum reflects recent research from the arts education field that provides significant evidence of the value of the arts in the learning process.  Arts Integration combines the arts with the learning of core academic subjects. It supports educational achievement and improved student behavior by giving children both a “springboard” and a “safety net” for learning. The arts allow students to be more engaged in education-focusing on each child’s abilities and interests to provide support in academic achievement. The arts also provide increased opportunities for parental involvement in school, a key component to education.

Any student who enrolls in Young Audiences Charter School for Kindergarten is eligible to attend the YACS Summer Camp for free. Please call the school for details.

Parents are encouraged to visit the school’s website, call (504) 304-6332 or e-mail for enrollment information.

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