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Tech Times: First Lady Michelle Obama Honors Thirteen Youth Arts Programs


Posted on November 18, 2015 by MYSO

From Tech Times:

Nov. 17 is a memorable day for youth after-school programs, especially the 13 that First Lady Michelle Obama awarded $10,000 to at the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program (NAHYP) Awards.

Of course, it’s not just about the money but the recognition that comes along with being acknowledged by the White House as one of the best programs for youth in terms of developing and improving the academic skills using arts and the humanities.

For 2015, the following programs were¬†deemed¬†outstanding: New York’s A Commitment to Excellence (ACTE II) and The Center for Urban Pedagogy, Inc., South Dakota’s Action Arts and Science Program, California’s Art High, Oregon’s Caldera, Washington’s CityDance DREAM Program, Georgia’s Deep Center, Inc., Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, New Orleans’ Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Inc., Utah’s Spy Hop Productions, Maine’s The Telling Room and Indianapolis’ VSA Indiana, Inc. Also given the International Spotlight Award is Organization for Youth Empowerment from Honduras.

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