El Paso, TX HEALTHCARE ARTS PROGRAM TO BE RECOGNIZED TODAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE
First Lady Michelle Obama
Andrea Gates-Ingle, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Creative Kids
Danashiya Pritchard, age 12
Miranda Luna, age 14
First Lady Michelle Obama will present the 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award to Creative Kids Project AIM (Arts in Motion), a visual arts program for pediatric oncology patients will be recognized for its effectiveness in developing learning and life skills in young people by engaging them in the arts or humanities.
Chosen from a pool of more than 350 nominations and 50 finalists, Creative Kids Project AIM is one of only 12 after-school and out-of-school programs across the country to receive the award, which is the highest honor such programs can receive in the United States. The award also comes with a $10,000 grant. The awards are administered by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH), in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
First Lady Michelle Obama will present the award to Creative Kids Project AIM in a ceremony to be broadcast live via streaming video from the East Room of the White House. Creative Kids participant Danashiya Pritchard will give the opening remarks at the ceremony.
Friday, November 22, 2013
2:00 PM EST
The White House, Washington, D.C.
Available via live streaming video at: www.whitehouse.gov/live
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Studies have shown that low-income youth engaged in arts programs are more likely to stay in school, to get good grades, to graduate, and to enroll in college, thereby addressing several critical challenges confronting our youth and our community.