Knight Akron Youth Performing Arts Fund

Via The Miami Foundation


To provide extensive arts training for African American youth in Akron through the YEPAW Summer Intensive, a performing arts training program at the Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop (YEPAW). 

For the past 25 years, YEPAW has prepared the next generation of artists, arts leaders and aficionados through instruction in performing and visual arts ranging from piano to video production. The programs are particularly important in exposing young people of color in Akron to high-quality arts training, and opportunities for creative learning and expression. New funding will strengthen YEPAW’s summer institute, which will provide programming to 300 high school students. Organizational information is at

Project Team

The Miami Foundation