Ifetayo Receives the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award

On Friday, November 22, one of the Foundation’s grantee partners, Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, was honored at the White House with a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. This award is the highest honor that a youth program can receive in the United States. The award was presented by First Lady Michelle Obama, who recognized Ifetayo for their effectiveness in developing learning and life skills by engaging youth in dance, music and art.

Ifetayo Receiving Award

First Lady Michelle Obama, Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy student Isoke Senghor, and Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy founder Kwayera Archer-Cunningham accepting the 2013 National Arts and Humanities Award. Photo by Ralph Alswang

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