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Youth Arts Education Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $98,723)

The Bronx Museum of the Arts (BMA) will serve youth who are exposed to the negative risks of living in one of the poorest congressional districts in New York City. The BMA's Youth Arts Education Program will expose the at-risk youth to arts. The goal is to reduce the occurrence of delinquent behavior in the youth between the ages of thirteen and seventeen during after-school hours with the expectation that this exposure will increase the youths' positive sense of self, which can translate into positive community engagement. The art classes will be taught on and off-site by an academically trained artist who have attended professional development seminars, and are acclimated to work with at-risk youth. Approximately 2,000 youth will be served by BMA. Working with artists, students create exhibition-related and theme-based projects that explore a range of contemporary art genres and media, e.g., new electronic media, animation, installation projects, video, architecture, and design. Progress is measured by the number of participants attending and completing the classes, the culminating events, and/or projects. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 6, 2006