In a blog from the National Endowment for the Arts – art programs for kids are recognized for their contributions of engaging students to use their creativity and passions. Efforts that help keep them academically stable and interested in the arts. Programs from across the nation were given awards for their philanthropic efforts.
“A few of this year’s honorees were 826 Seattle, which encourages budding authors with innovative writing workshops; Boston’s ZUMIX, which broadcasts radio shows produced and hosted by the city’s youth; and ArtLab in Denver, where underserved teens are paired with resident artists in year-round art projects.”
These awards highlight the importance of arts education in young people’s lives. To help steer their youthfulness in the right direction and move forward with their talents. Any chance for a student to be exposed to the arts and embrace the humanity of culture is one that should be taken advantage of. The National Endowment for the Arts, as well as Beet Street – encourages just that for striving art students across the nation.
In the photo: Michelle Obama poses with Judith Anderson and Salvador Flores-Martinez,
representatives from ArtLab, based in Denver, Colorado.