About Us
Young Imaginations was established in 2007 as a not-for-profit charitable organization designed to bring arts education to preschool and elementary school age children, with an emphasis and focus on drama and supported through dance, visual arts and music. Young Imaginations offers training and support to elementary school teachers in drama education. All programs are intended to increase the creative literacy of children from Kindergarten to Grade 8. In addition, Young Imaginations provides mentorship to classroom teachers to integrate the arts, specifically drama, into the school curriculum. Young Imaginations believes that its programs have a special impact on students and their teachers and that children develop higher level skills through arts education such as: creativity, problem solving skills, written and verbal communication skills, self-discipline and critical thinking while building their self-esteem, confidence and stimulation of their imagination. In other subject areas, Young Imaginations observes students becoming more motivated and developing a more positive attitude toward learning.


* Video courtesy of the Upper Canada District School Board

Young Imaginations supports the work of the classroom teacher by providing professional development in the classroom. We have had many wonderful individual student success stories come from Young Imaginations work with our schools.

— Susan Davies Curriculum
Co-ordinator for the Arts and Social Sciences,
Hastings and Prince Edward
District School Board

Young Imaginations is a collaborative team of talented educators dedicated to creating meaningful and exciting learning experiences through drama, enriched with dance, visual arts and music. All passionate and renowned in their fields, our team members are selected by design to implement an arts experience where students can explore and express themselves creatively and critically, bringing with them other modes of experience and learning.Young Imaginations’ collaborators work closely with Artistic Director Evva Massey, developing unique drama focused programs and integrating their arts discipline such as painting, printmaking, photography, animation, songwriting, recording, and dance into relevant curriculum material. These professional artists enhance and enrich Young Imaginations’ programming and compel students to learn through different artistic means and media.

Thank You to Our Generous Supporters

      


Individual Donors

Lisa Balfour Bowen • Veronica VanRooyen • Skee Teleki • Claire Canty • Rocco Maragna • Michael Henry • Eugene Henry • Hedi Greenwood • Leen Al Zaibak • Salvatore Badali • Tim Casgrain • Charlie and Mary Foran • Jane Massey • Richard Hamm • Celia Chassels • Grant Pomeroy • Anne Owen-Pontez