As an Arts Education Specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts, I am fortunate to see new blooms in the field of education. Earlier this year, I was honored to join more than 200 national, state, local, and community-based youth arts leaders for the National Summit on Creative Youth Development in Boston, sponsored by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the National Guild for Community Arts Education.
It’s exciting to have a quorum of leaders who are committed to taking creative youth development to the next level. We came with decades of experience in this field, and we left with a clear policy and advocacy agenda that our respective organizations could implement at the local, state, and national levels. Read the rest of this entry »