The Paris Henry County Youth for the Arts program was started in 2006 under the umbrella of the Paris Henry County Arts Council. The group was developed to provide performance opportunities and support Henry County’s youth in their artistic endeavors. 

Through the Youth for the Arts Grants Initiative Program and Youth for the Arts Enrichment Fund the group has awarded tens of thousands of dollars locally to help teachers, organizations, and school groups fund arts related projects for the students of our community. These efforts are funded through fundraising events such as Krider Idol, as well as financial support from individuals, civic clubs, and other local organizations.

The Youth for the Arts board of directors is made up of both youth and adult members, meets once a month and encourage participation from throughout the community. There are some exciting new events planned for the coming year, and it is the goal of the board to dramatically increase its financial support as it continues to promote the arts for the youth of Paris and Henry County.