Youth Opportunities United (aka YOU) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of abused and neglected children in Los Angeles. Each year they hold a series of animation seminars and workshops for several hundred teenagers on the 20th Century-Fox lot in Century City.

Matt Groening, Stan Lee, David Silverman, Bruce Smith, Don Bluth, Dan Castellaneta and many other big names have contributed their time and talents to this event in the past. The 16th annual Animagination Festival (open only to teens in L.A. foster care) is being held on Saturday June 16th. The organizers are looking for several more artists, animators and designers to help with the hands-on art and design workshops this year. If you can help, please contact Mary Ledding (323-465-7797 or or Sandy Bradley (310-558-3366 or