Here are some Fab Five Ideas for the second week of the New Year! Work those community connections...
Approach area medical offices/facilities about displaying student work in their waiting rooms etc. Most will be thrilled to have their space used for a gallery. Be sure to acknowledge them with a thank you letter, or arrange for the local media to do some photos. Art and the healing arts are a natural combination.
Invite parents of art students, who own local businesses, to hang student art work at their place of business. Create a sign that says "XYZ Supports Youth Art Month!" Promote on social media and local print media.
Have students design placemats and table tents that can be used by local restaurants.
Got empty storefronts? See if you can display student artwork in the windows. Hold a community vote for their favorite piece.
Approach your village, town, or city hall, or county offices to see if you can display artwork there. While you are inquiring, ask for a proclamation or endorsement of YAM! (See the how-to's at https://www.nysata.org/youth-art-month. Small town politicians especially love this kind of attention!