Building Community Through Arts and Culture
To improve the educational and nutritional trajectories of at-risk children ages 3 to 18 in Northern New Mexico's Española Valley and the surrounding rural villages and communities.
To provide a safe and nurturing community based environment for youth, children and families during high risk after school and out of school hours.
To ensure that all children, regardless of income, have equal access to high quality performing and visual arts instruction and free access to the healthy food and academic support they require to build successful lives.
To provide young visual and performing artists with multiple opportunities for public performance, exhibition, and advancement to paraprofessional training in the visual and performing arts.
To provide youth and teens with paid employment and opportunities to develop leadership skills, life skills, and vocational skills.
To promote local economic growth by employing professional teaching artists and sourcing healthy produce from local farmers.
Families with Children and Youth Ages 3-18
Average Student Age : 9 Years Old
Our students and their families come from:
The City of Española ; The Pueblos of Pojoaque, Santa Clara and Ohkay Owingeh ; The Villages and Towns of rural Rio Arriba County, including: Abiquiu, Alcalde, Cañones, Chamita, Chili, Chimayo, Dixon, El Duende, El Guique, El Rito, Embudo, Gallina, Hernandez, La Madera, La Mesilla, La Villita, Lyden, Medanales, Ojo Caliente, Ojo Sarco, Santa Cruz, Tierra Amarilla, Truchas, and Velarde
The majority of families surveyed travel more than
50 Miles Round Trip to bring their children to MAE