In addition to our heavy involvement in the United Way, Far West Fibers believes strongly in the need for enhanced education for our youth. To that end, Far West, through the Beaverton, Oregon School District, is a strong supporter of Young Audiences.
Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington has steadily grown in scope and programming since we were founded in 1958. We've evolved from presenting only a few classical music performances to currently providing a roster of over 200 skilled residency and performing artists with programs in multiple artistic disciplines and cultures. We connect these artists with classroom teachers and together they use the arts to make learning come alive for their students. Through Young Audiences' Run For The Arts, schools raise the funds that make it possible to bring artists into their classrooms, pay for field trips to see performances and exhibitions and purchase art supplies. Last year more than 24,000 students at 100 schools participated in the Run and raised over $770,000 to ensure the arts will be a part of their school day.
We are helping to inspire the artists, audiences, patrons and creative citizens of the future.