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2021-2022 Stats

  • Secured a $25,000 grant from The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and Senator Karl B. Allen for OYA's Project Creativity Cultivation to produce a children's book, teen podcast and children's clothing line to provide sustainability

  • Named 2022 Finalist for the American Book Awards in the Children's Mind, Body and Soul category 

  • Raised $2,686.00 from OYA Donors with an average gift of $141.37

  • Virtually attended the National Mentoring Summit for OYA Staff continuing education 

  • Logged 528 volunteer hours

  • Held a StreamYard Arts Activism Forum with special guest Derrick Quarles on Facebook Live with more than 1,200 views

  • Awarded $250 in arts awards to 3 students

  • Fed 5 families during the holidays through Earth Fare

  • Coordinated two online fundraisers; Winter Warmth OYA Hoodie Fundraiser "I desire to inspire" and the Activism Arts Fundraiser 

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