March 2020 Ysanne was notified by Connecticut Office of the Arts that she was receiving an Emerging Artist Recognition Award. The following month (April 2020) she was granted a Teaching Artist Grant,  allowing her to co-created a innovative arts empowerment program

targeted at minority female youth; “Black Girl Magic”. The intention behind this program is to introduce the arts as an empowerment and embodiment tool that encourages youth to express her feelings. To get more information about "Black Girl Magic" please email info@ysannemusic.com