MYX: Multicultural Youth eXchange is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping youth explore cultural diversity and social issues relevant to all people. MYX uses the creative, collaborative nature of art to equip young people with the knowledge, skills and values necessary to be empathetic, engaged and socially-responsible citizens at home and around the world.
MYX was founded in direct response to the tragedies of September 11, 2001. It is our belief that culturally-sensitive youth are the hope for a future society free of intolerance.
In a shrinking world with expanding cultural biases, violence and war, it is essential to dispel ignorance about different cultures and increase sensitivity toward diverse peoples. Because art is present in all cultures and communicates universal feelings and interpretations of the physical world we all share, MYX uses it in a central way to enlighten young minds to the fundamental common interests that all humans share.