On October 20, 2010 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program awardees were honored at a White House ceremony, including remarks by First Lady Michelle Obama. The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), present the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards, formerly known as the Coming Up Taller Awards, in order to recognize and support the accomplishments of exceptional arts and humanities after-school and out-of-school programs. Finalists receive $10,000 and enhanced leadership development support for each organization—a year-long effort to nurture networking and raise the visibility of these programs that are making a measurable difference in the lives of young people and their communities. All programs must be nominated or self-nominated. Completed nominations should be submitted via the online application process. The online nomination application will be made available on Monday, November 15, 2010.

Posted November 1, 2010