Plattsburgh, NY aims to spread compassion through arts. The Adirondack Youth Orchestra is the first ever to perform traditional Tibetan music live and in a full symphony orchestra. This brought our community together and since then we have had numerous children joining the AYO and parents participating to learn and share more. Involvement of children from Pre K to college has been vital in our mission. Participation grew over the years and we have had numerous workshops where young and old learned and worked hand in hand to create a Mandala that now adorns the walls of a downtown building. Our focus is primarily (not limited to) learning, sharing and growing our knowledge through the Arts. Plattsburgh is blessed with a very giving and compassionate community with a diverse pool of talent augmented by the SUNY students.