National YoungArts Foundation | Financially supporting, offering masterclasses and providing thoughtful opportunities for emerging artists at critical junctures in their careers, YoungArts is a national organization with dedicated programming in Miami, New York, LA and DC.  Their network and connections are invaluable resources for creatives in visual, performing, design and literary arts; and where many teens 15 - 18 years deal with questions about the most viable career path, YoungArts award-winners are granted up to $10,000 and tap into an 20k-strong alumni community that's rich with experience and teaching moments.

Caption: José Párla teaching a masterclass at his New York studio, courtesy of YoungArts 2016.