In honor of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s (MCC) YouthReach Initiative’s 20th anniversary a number of events will be taking place, in particular the National Summit on Creative Youth Development: Unite. Celebrate. Activate. The conference will be run by the MCC, the President’s Committee on the Arts & the Humanities and the National Guild for the Community Arts Education and will be a time of celebration and arts advocacy. The conference will be taking place March 27-29, 2014 in Boston’s Fenway Cultural District and will consist of 200 leaders from around the nation to bring together arts and youth development. There will not only be participants here in Boston, but virtual attendees can participate in the conversation through social media.
In addition to the national summit, there will be a series of regional gatherings in the state of Massachusetts. At these events youth from all over the state will share their gifts and provide networking for the youth involved in the arts, humanities and sciences. All of the gatherings are open to the public.
- Holyoke MA
March 11, 2014
Wisteria House --- Co-host, The Care Center
- Pittsfield, MA
May 2, 2014
Café Theater at Barrington Stage --- Co-host, Playwriting Mentoring Project at Barrington Stage Company
The MCC’s YouthReach Initiative was established in 1993 and promotes after school arts, humanities and science opportunities for young people. In doing so, YouthReach provides funding for various arts and science programs throughout the state and allows the youth of Massachusetts to flourish in creativity by delivering opportunities with practicing artists and scientists.
Read more about the MCC's YouthReach Initiative, The President's Committee on the Arts & Humanities, The National Guild for the Community Arts Education, and the official MCC press release on the conference.