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Creative Youth Development National Partnership Touted at NAHYP Awards

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Nov 16, 2016

On November 15, 2016, the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards – the nation’s highest honor for creative youth development (CYD) organizations – were presented at the White House in Washington D.C. In attendance were representatives of the Creative Youth Development National Partnership, including the National Guild, President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and Americans for the Arts.

During her introductory remarks, Michelle Obama touted the Creative Youth Development National Partnership as a significant achievement of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities and the White House’s efforts to advance arts nationally. In the ceremony video, you can see her mention the partnership around 4:45.

The 2016 NAHYP awardees—which include 13 out-of-school time youth development programs from across the country—are a vital reminder of the importance of the CYD National Partnership’s effort to advance a national vision for the field. The National Guild and our partners are honored to have been recognized by the first lady as we continue to strengthen CYD in our communities.

About the Creative Youth Development National Partnership

The National Guild for Community Arts Education, Massachusetts Cultural Council, The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and Americans for the Arts together have formed the Creative Youth Development National Partnership. These four organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize their joint commitment to advancing creative youth development (CYD) as a field of practice nationwide.

Creative youth development is a recently coined term that organizes a longstanding community of practice that intentionally integrates the arts, sciences, and humanities with youth development principles, sparking young people’s creativity and building critical learning and life skills that carry into adulthood.

This new coalition is collaborating to organize and accelerate the CYD movement through a collective impact strategy with a common agenda, shared systems and activities, cross-sector engagement, and continuous communications. The Partnership aims to strengthen community-based organizations working in youth development and the arts, sciences, and humanities; develop and support adult practitioners in the field; and benefit youth by increasing access to CYD opportunities throughout the United States.

Learn more at www.creativeyouthdevelopment.org.
 

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