Welcome NAHS/NJAHS Chapter Sponsors! This page contains tips and tools that will help you establish, renew, and grow your chapter.
What is a Chapter Sponsor? A Chapter sponsor is a visual arts educator who supervises and guides an NAHS/NJAHS chapter on a regular basis. The sponsor acts as a liaison between faculty, administration, students, and the community. Any art educator employed at the school may sponsor the school’s NAHS/NJAHS chapter. NAHS/NJAHS Chapter Sponsors and Co-sponsors must be current NAEA members.
SAVE THE DATE! NAHS Creative Industries Studio, July 20-22, 2016, Washington, DC This 2.5-day hands-on creative arts learning experience is designed for high school students and their art teachers. Details coming soon. Creative Youth Development Movement The Guild's Creative Youth Development (CYD) Initiative aims to expand the reach and impact of out-of-school time and community programs in arts-, humanities-, and science-based youth development; catalyze the development of new programs, develop a national network of CYD leaders, and advocate for greater investment in the creative potential of America's young people. View key resources below:
• Creative Youth Development page(includes over 20 vital resources, which span over 30 years of work in the field).
• "Creative Youth Development Movement Takes Hold" (documents the field's background and growth, as well as describes in detail the five key imperatives defined in the recently drafted national policy and advocacy agenda)
• "Collective Action for Youth: An Agenda for Progress Through Creative Youth Development"
NAHS News Archive (and NAHS News Artwork Gallery) NAHS News is a semi-yearly, full-color, electronic newsletter published on the NAHS webpage and distributed to all NAHS/NJAHS sponsors via e-mail. All NAHS and NJAHS chapters are encouraged to submit chapter reports, photos, and images of artwork following the guidelines below. Please contact NAHS@arteducators.org with any questions.
Artsonia Gallery Exhibit your chapter’s artwork in the largest online student art museum! As an NAHS/ NJAHS sponsor, you have access to the National Art Honor Societies Online Gallery sponsored by Artsonia where you can post your students’ work and see the work of Honor Societies from across the county. Parents, students, and friends can also view the gallery and purchase items featuring student artwork—a great fundraising activity!