Our mission is to support and nurture the arts among the youth of the Saranac Lake Central School District.
Our purpose is to support performance and creative arts through program support as well as with scholarships for workshops, summer camps and college study in the arts.
with a group of determined community volunteers who worked to bring an orchestra to accompany the Saranac Lake High School music department’s major work in 1994.
With the success of that project Saranac Lake Young Arts Organization was founded in 1995, and incorporated in 1997. In 1998 SLYAA became a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit group. In 2002 the first website presence was launched.
2015 marked the 20th anniversary of SLYAA. Over the two decades forty five Trustees have worked for the youth of our community through service on the Board.
The generosity of the people in the Saranac Lake Central School district has been unwavering and makes possible all that SLYAA does. Donations are gratefully accepted and may be made with no restriction or be directed towards a specific art or program. All gifts are tax-deductible.
SLYAA supports all children, kindergarten through college age, who reside in the Saranac Lake Central School District including those who attend public, private, parochial and home schools.