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YoungArts Educators Reception

YoungArts holds Educators Reception for Miami-Dade high school teachers
September 20, 2009 | Download PDF

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Nicolle Ugarriza, Director of Public Affairs x1201
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Kate McPherson, Manager of Communications x1203
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Miami, FL, September 20, 2009: YoungArts, the core program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA), will be hosting Miami-Dade high school teachers for an Educators Reception on Thursday, September 24, from 4-6 PM at the YoungArts offices (2100 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33137). The event is being held in celebration of the launch of YoungArts Miami, a new regional initiative that mirrors the national YoungArts Program, and has the ability to impact the lives of thousands of Miami-Dade’s high school student artists. The event will provide Miami-Dade High School teachers with important information about the program and the opportunities it will provide for students. There will be live music by steel pan artist Othello Molineaux and YoungArts Alumnus and musician Emmet Cohen

YoungArts Miami is made possible by generous funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Art Partnership Grant. The program will provide talented students with artistic enrichment opportunities including professional development assistance in nine disciplines in the visual, literary and performing arts. The program offers master classes with world-renowned artists, the chance to perform and exhibit at professional venues, as well as the possibility to receive monetary awards and college scholarship assistance.

The goal of YoungArts Miami is to be able to provide young, local artists with the tools they need to forge a successful career in the arts, as well as to engage the Miami community to help support and encourage these gifted artists developing right in our own backyard. To learn more about YoungArts Miami, visit and click on Programs.

Miami-Dade High School Teachers interested in learning more about YoungArts Miami should contact Gregory Jackson, Director of Regional Programs, 305.377.1140 extension 1706 or [email protected].