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Creative Youth Development: An Agenda for Collective Action

Monday, October 13, 11:10am – 12:40pm


Organized by Jonathan Herman, Executive Director, National Guild for Community Arts Education.

Moderated by Anita Walker, Executive Director, Massachusetts Cultural Council. Presented by Jon Hinojosa, Artistic and Executive Director, SAY Sí; and Heather Ikemire, Director of Marketing and Communications, National Guild for Community Arts Education.

In March 2014 in Boston, the National Summit on Creative Youth Development brought together more than 200 leaders, funders, policymakers, researchers and youth to forge a collective agenda for advancing and capitalizing on the work carried out by out-of-school time and community-based programs in the arts, humanities, and sciences nationwide. You will have an opportunity to evaluate the alignment of your local, regional, and national strategies with this new national agenda. You will also learn from peers about their current strategies to support this dynamic sector at a critical juncture in its development. Finally, you will be able to provide valuable feedback and input to the conveners of the summit (Massachusetts Cultural Council, Presidents Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and National Guild for Community Arts Education) in their efforts to guide and advance the collective action agenda produced by the summit.