Phillips Academy Art

YDO @Phillips Academy

YDO's longest-standing partnership is a bridge between communities, perspectives, and generations.

For 15 weeks each year, YDO takes 70+ elementary school students onto campus at the nation's oldest boarding school, Phillips Academy in Andover, where they engage in enrichment programs designed and delivered by PA's talented high school students.


PA generously coordinates these programs through the Office of Community Engagement by accepting and vetting proposals from motivated students and recruiting volunteers to support and mentor the YDO Kids.


The partnership began in 2006 and continues to thrive today. In 2021, Covid has forced our engagement to go virtual, and our PA volunteers will be offering the following programs:

  • All About Me
  • Chinese
  • Math
  • Sign Language
  • Vocal Expression


D.I. 2015

Destination Imagination 2015 - Regional Competition in Andover, MA