Support our community’s young change-makers, arts advocates, and socially engaged leaders!

About the Project

"As a New Guardian, I am a teen that hopes that society can become less divided and more inclusive instead. Making art more accessible to all teens in the Seattle area, and creating a sense of community and inclusivity, is a great way to start."  --Emily Kim, New Guard Member since 2015

A healthy community needs a healthy arts community. The arts need passionate, diverse leaders. Most students, ­­but especially low­ income students of color­­, still lack access to robust arts education and participation opportunities. For many young people in our community, the arts ­­a crucial form of civic engagement­­ seem distant or non­existent.  To these teens art engagement is like an exclusive party to which they have not been invited.  

So, how do we ensure the survival of a diverse arts community?  How do we include teens who have not been invited to the party?  And how will we find and nurture the arts and civic leaders of 20 years from now?

The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society has been building young leaders through the arts for the last decade. Our alums have gone on to contribute to their communities as artists, journalists, activists, arts administrators, politicians, and entrepreneurs.  


New Guardians are essential for equitable arts access: they are perfectly positioned to invite their peers to engage with the programs and organizations they are passionate about. These are real teens who care deeply about their community and wish to change it for the better.
Bella DeVaan, President of the New Guard, is passionate about expanding the reach of TeenTix and the New Guard to include teens of all backgrounds.    

Inclusivity in a community of arts engaged teens and leadership training starts with the New Guard. Participation in The New Guard is absolutely free—all costs are covered by TeenTix.  And that’s where you, supporter of the arts, concerned parent, or valued TeenTix supporter, come in.  

Demand for the program keeps growing—that’s why we are asking for your help. Please help us raise $7,500 to invest in 45 young leaders from all over western Washington. New Guardians meet twice a month to strategize peer arts engagement, assist partner organizations in their efforts to reach more youth, and plan special events, like the Teeny Awards, which celebrate youth power and the arts. New Guard members also get to meet arts leaders at TeenTix’s 64 partner organizations, who engage with them as valued advisors and offer insight into career paths in the arts that teens rarely get to see. Advanced New Guardians have the opportunity to be placed in job shadows at some of region’s most prestigious arts institutions.

With your funding, we will continue to fund the New Guard Program Manager to further develop our leadership curriculum, plan meetings, coordinate guest speakers, organize outings, and conduct program evaluation.

We’ll have enough money left over to fund four (4) arts outings with the New Guard, as well as a year’s worth of snack funds! Yay, snacks!

SUPPORT THE NEW GUARD TODAY!

Here is exactly what your money will go toward:

  •      $500 monthly stipend for New Guard Program Manager ($6,000)
  •      Teen and chaperone tickets to four (4) collective art outings ($600)
  •      Snacks for a year’s worth of New Guard meetings ($375)
  •      Standard 7% Power2Give admin costs ($525)
     TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET: $7,500 All donations to this project will be matched $0.50 for every $1 donated . Donate a dollar and your donation will be automatically bumped to $1.50!




Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $0.50 for every $1 donated to this project up to $2,500 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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  • Donate $1 or more

    All donors will receive a heartfelt card signed by current New Guard members.

    In addition you will receive:
    Inclusion in our online donor listing
    A shout out on social media
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $25 or more

    Donate $25 and join the New Guard for a very special thank you party in September. Meet the teens your gift directly benefits and enjoy snacks, of course!

    In addition you will receive:
    A handwritten thank you from The New Guard
    Inclusion in our online donor listing
    A shout out on social media

    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $150 or more

    Donate $150 and receive a special invitation to join The New Guard and TeenTix staff at an art outing this Winter! See a show or exhibition at one of our 64 partner organizations and meet the teen leaders that your gift directly supports.

    In addition you will receive:
    A handwritten thank you from The New Guard
    Inclusion in our online donor listing
    A shout out on social media
    An invitation to our Power2Give donor appreciation party in September!
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    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    Make the on the ground operations of New Guard possible for one whole month! Donate $500 and receive a special invitation for two (2) to (and a shout out during) the 7th Annual Teeny Awards Ceremony* this fall!

    You will also receive:
    A handwritten thank you from The New Guard
    Inclusion in our online donor listing
    A shout out on social media,
    An invitation to our Power2Give donor appreciation party in September!

    *Unfamiliar with the Teeny Awards? Picture a hyper-local Teen’s Choice Awards for our arts community. It is on October 9th this year and it is awesome!

    (2 of 5 remaining)
    Amount over $250 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $1,000 or more

    Keep the New Guard up and running for two months! Donate $1,000 and receive a special invitation and seats for two (2) to (and a shout out during) both the Teeny Awards Dinner & the 7th Annual Teeny Awards Ceremony* this Fall!

    You will also receive:
    A handwritten thank you from The New Guard
    Inclusion in our online donor listing
    A shout out on social media,
    An invitation to our Power2Give donor appreciation party in September!

    *Unfamiliar with the Teeny Awards? Picture a hyper-local Teen’s Choice Awards for our arts community. It is on October 9th this year and it is awesome!
    (3 of 3 remaining)
    Amount over $500 is tax-deductible
-$624.99 to go. Every dollar helps.
$8,124.99 of $7,500 goal ⋅ ended 1020 days ago

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