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Arte Youth Program empowers youth and their families by educating them about science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M) through a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our value proposition offers long-lasting benefits in virtual and real-time domains. We designed our program to make learning new things an exciting experience by integrating industry professionals with families and their children while fostering relationships with schools and community resource centers worldwide through diverse and interactive activities. We emphasize hands-on participation and teamwork building through various creative and artistic opportunities, including mural projects, art auctions, and S.T.E.A.M workshops. Our innovative learning experience empowers learners with problem-solving skills and valuable tools to explore, discover, and interpret reality. AYP unlocks doors of creativity and imaginative discovery with creative output as the key to limitless pathways, boundless innovation, and lifelong learning.

AYP is founded by Reena Tolentino, a passionate artist and philanthropist, to help young leaders in our community reach their full potential. 



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How Can I Get Involved?

We love partnerships and explore all opportunities with industry leaders, resource programs, philanthropists, corporate donors, creatives, storytellers and community members. If you’re interested, or know someone that may be, reach us at

Things we do that you can help with:

Fundraising dinners
Art Murals
S.T.E.A.M workshops
One and one and group art therapy
Field trips for learning
Project Philippines: Art and Education opportunities throughout Philippine Islands.
Gallery openings
Content creation / Documentary project
Health and Wellness / Fitness Education


About the Foundation

We’re building relationships with public schools and community resource centers. In an effort to offer access as many as families as possible. Among the many programs providing artistic outlets that include public works mural projects, art auctions and S.T.E.A.M workshops. We offer diverse learning environments that emphasize hands on participation and build team work integration. Opening the doors of creativity, and igniting a passion for discovery. We emphasize there are limitless pathways to success through creative output.

Activations and Events

Past Events 

December 14, 2023 Arte Youth Program Private Charity Fundraiser! (Close to $2000 USD was raised for our Youth Activations for 2024! Lets’ Keep Saving Our Youth!)

Future Events

TBD February- March 2024

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Virtual Missions for the Youth in partnership with MMAARS 

Oct. 31st and Nov. 6, 2023 Virtual Analog Astronaut Panel: Schools from Australia, New Zealand to the United States, training the next generation leaders, Analog Astronauts, Scientists, Innovators, Artists, Imagineers, Creatives, and Explorers!

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MMAARS CREW 2301, Left-to-right:
Back Row: Monik Phan, Laura Thomas MSc PsychD, Tamara Pack PhD MD (c), Emmy Jewell MSc PhD (c)
Front Row: Sarita Dara MD PhD, Reena Tolentino BA, Salam Abualhayjaa BSc

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September 13-14 AYP Live Painting with the youth at Breathe Expo, Las Vegas. 

June & July 2023 Virtual missions for the youth and partnership with MMAAR's.

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NFT LA and Ape Beverages

"Philantrophy Day" 2023

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March 2023 Womens Month Celebration featuring local Filipino youth in musical performances and celebrating female business owners in Burbank, CA.

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Gabie, a Filipino youth performer playing the Piano

April 2022 Painting with Kids on Earth Day in Nottingham, England.


About the Founder

Reena was born and raised in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California by her single mother, who hailed from the Philippines. She learned the values of diligence, persistence, and vision from a young age, which helped her overcome the daily challenges she faced. 

Training with three of the strongest acting coach houses, the legendary Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, and with Sanford Meisner Playhouse West, her first acting job was working with the great Aaliyah, on the video production Journey To The Past, leaving her with a lasting impression. Her resume includes feature film roles and hit TV shows such as Married With Children, 7th Heaven, Clueless, Beverly Hills 90210, and iCarly, and national brand commercials for Adidas, Nike, Puma, Coca Cola, Intel, Samsung, Sprint, and others.

Co-writing Reena Clone Blog series sparked her interest in producing, editing, and acting in her own content, writing short stories and feature film length scripts. Earning a BA in Communication Studies and recognized with the 2014 Young Ambassador of Goodwill Award, 2017 Woman of Worth Award and the 2018 Astronaut of the Year Award from Mars Academy USA.

Flowing between her artist ateliers in Los Angeles and England and traveling to experience cultures, food and museums internationally, Tolentino’s style is truly a universal narrative having showcased artworks in contemporary galleries, Stone Malone, Skirball Center, and Wynwood for Art Basel Miami. Passionate about sharing art through public works, Reena’s installations include Hong Kong, Berlin, and personally meaningful large scale mural and billboard tributes for Kobe Bryant on the iconic Love Street and Sunset Blvd in her hometown LA. 

In April 2022, Reena became the first Pacific Islander contemporary painter to lecture at Cambridge University at the Conference of Human Analog Space Missions, for analog astronauts in I.C.E space missions, inspiring the creation of The Ordeal, her largest scale painting from her Quantum Entanglement narrative.

Currently RT is developing an Artist in Residency partnership with BNG hospitality and the Revolver Group, as well as, designing immersive art fair experiences in Web 3 and tech activations. Inspired by giving back, Tolentino founded her non profit ARTE Youth Program to develop art in education opportunities for low-income youth.

Keep your eyes to the galaxy for this shooting Star!

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