PYA in the News:

Washington Post article about the diverse programming provided by PYA that sparks creativity:

NEA Profile of the PYA drumming program for young men at the Montgomery County jail:

Gazette story about PYA Murals at MCCF in 2014:

Takoma Voice, March 2011: “Teen’s Capture Birds of Maryland” by Claire Schwadron:

PYA paper on multiculturalism in county jail, from Community Arts Network, 2009:

Frederick News Post story about PYA show at the Delaplaine Art Center, 2008:

Gazette story about PYA Portrait Painting class at MCCF Oct 2007:

Washington Post, December 2007: “Arts Project Finds a Showcase for Inmates’ Lesson” by Julie Rasicot:

Related articles:

Prison Arts Resource Project from the NEA, 2014:

Journal of Correctional Education, September 2003, “An Evaluation of an Arts Program for Incarcerated Juvenile Offenders,” by Mark Ezell and Michele Levy:

Juvenile Justice Bulletin, July 2001: “The YouthARTS Development Project” by Heather J. Clawson and Kathleen Coolbaugh:

Maintaining Humanity: An Interview with Grady Hillman about Arts-in-Corrections, 1996: