From the White House:
Michelle Obama presents the National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Awards (NAHYP). 15 programs around the country received awards for their excellence in fostering creativity & intellectual development & changing the lives of America’s youth.
Michelle Obama praises arts organizations: “You’re showing our students that each of them has something valuable to contribute to this life. And you’re opening their eyes to a world of possibility that awaits them –- one work of art, one relationship, one lifetime at a time.”
Watch at least the first 6 minutes of the video to see the First Lady’s full introductory speech! Leave ATG a comment and let us know your thoughts on the issues that she addresses.
*Also worth the watch: the President’s Committee on Arts & Humanities holds a live chat discussion on arts & arts education with artist Chuck Close and ballet dancer Damian Woetzel in honor of National Arts and Humanities Month!