Youth Interactive has served over 2,000 children worldwide.

Youth Interactive is a unique entrepreneurial arts academy that has employed and empowered young adults 14-24 in Santa Barbara County since 2012. We build real life youth-led businesses through the arts to help bridge the opportunity divide and empower youth to become positive, passionate and economically self-sufficient.

Our goal is to nurture, passion and the creative talent in all teens as a tool to bridge the racial, social and economic divide and bring about positive and sustainable social change.

We believe in collaborative impact and work with local schools, colleges, non-profits, businesses, community talent, the city and county administrations to provide students with a tangible well-rounded pathway to life success!

PROVIDING EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The Youth Interactive educational pathways enable students to learn the benefits of teamwork and leadership and discover through trial and error what works and what doesn’t in the real world. 

TOP 10 PRINCIPLES FOR EFFECTIVE, HIGH-QUALITY AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMMING

Our transformational and real life, project based entrepreneurial approach was until recently only offered to high achievers to build confidence, self-esteem and show students a path to success beyond school.