October 15, 2015
By Reagan Moore, IMLS Museum Program Specialist and
Sarah Fuller, IMLS Library Program Officer
Does your museum or library have an outstanding afterschool program that is transforming the lives of young people?
CAPTION: Teens Make History representatives Amesha Payne (center) and Elizabeth Pickard (right) accept the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama during awards ceremony. Photo credit: Steven E. Percell
Register now for a free webinar about the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards (NAHYP) honoring exemplary creative youth development programs in the arts and humanities. The award program is an initiative of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and is administered in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Webinar participants will hear from agency representatives, who will describe the application process, what types of programs qualify, and the NAHYP’s own museum, libraries, and humanities-based creative youth development programs. Two past recipients, the Teens Make History program of the Missouri History Museum, and the Pearl Bailey Youth Program of the Pearl Bailey Library, will describe their programs and how they were able to leverage the award.
Webinar: National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards: Empowering Youth through Creative Youth Development
Date and Time: Oct 22, 2015, at 3:00 PM EDT
Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3754511521205831682
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards honor exemplary creative youth development programs in the arts and humanities and applications are currently being accepted. The twelve award-winning programs will receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award from the President’s Committee’s Honorary Chairman, First Lady Michelle Obama at a ceremony at the White House. In addition, winners will receive an award plaque, the opportunity to attend the Annual Awardee Conference in Washington, DC, in the summer of 2016, and will be featured on the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award website.