Youth Art Team brings together students from diverse life situations to complete exceptional works of art through a process that values student voices in decision-making. The mission is to encourage youth to develop their creative potential, empowering both personal and social change through art.


The Youth Art Team has been growing together since 2010. As the community asks for more and a growing number of young artists want to join in, the Lead Team (artists ages 7-15) has become a strong, multiplying force. They walk through the creative process together first, preparing and providing leadership for additional teams so that hundreds of young artists and creative peers can play meaningful roles in public art experiences provided by the Youth Art Team each year.

The impact of these efforts is greater when people work together. The Youth Art Team is grateful to all of the brilliant, hardworking young artists who have contributed to these projects!

Meet the Imagination Coalition (formerly PROJECT 8), a group of leaders who are envisioning the Youth Art Team’s next phase of growth and becoming equipped to help lead it.


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You can help the Youth Art Team expand opportunities for young artists year round!


Peek behind the scenes, receive updates on upcoming projects, and get to know the team through stories from the artists and others. By clicking above, you can choose to make a one-time contribution or set up a monthly donation.

If you prefer to pay by check:
Make your check payable to “Link CCD” and write “Youth Art Team” in the memo. Mail to Youth Art Team | 212 E 4th St | Waterloo, IA 50703.

Looking for other payment options or have questions?
Email contact@youthartteam.com.

Youth Art Team is becoming its own nonprofit!
We’ve almost reached our fundraising goal to help get us on our feet. Want to help us cross the finish line? Check out our Fly, Youth Art Team! GoFundMe campaign!

Link CCD is the team’s current fiscal agent. Link CCD is a 501(c)(3). Your entire donation to the Youth Art Team is tax deductible.