January 11, 2014
Gary and Kathy Dietz founded Bellflower's Youth Cultural Arts Foundation in 1998. YCAF has offered young people, particularly at-risk & underserved youth throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area, the opportunity to participate in arts-based extracurricular programs.
YCAF's mission is to "empower young people to effect social change through creativity, with the goal of encouraging youngsters to participate in and learn about all facets of the creative arts, including, but not limited to the performing arts, visual arts and creative writing. In doing so, YCAF believes the children will become productive, civic-minded citizens."
Because of Gary and Kathy's tireless efforts, local children are able to gain confidence, while honing their creative skills, through plays, musicals, master classes & talent competitions.
The quality of the program, combined with the leadership of Kathy and Gary, creates a caring, supportive environment, where children can thrive.
Thank you to the Youth Cultural Arts Foundation for being friends, mentors and family to so many deserving young people in our communities!