The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and its cultural partners—the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services—are proud to recognize 50 outstanding programs in the field of Creative Youth Development across the country for their work in providing excellent arts and humanities learning opportunities to young people. From big cities to small towns, the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Finalists reflect the diversity of disciplines and settings of these exceptional programs that are taking place from coast to coast.

ADAPT: A Dream and A Plan for Tomorrow
Each One Reach One
South San Francisco, CA

AileyCamp Miami
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Miami, FL

Alleghany JAM
Alleghany County Schools
Sparta, NC

Anishinabe Performance Circle
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
Mount Pleasant, MI

ART 180 Community Programs
ART 180
Richmond, VA

Atlanta Music Project
Atlanta, GA

BalletRox Dance!
Jamaica Plain, M

Baranov Museum Youth History & Film Summer Intensive
Kodiak Historical Society
Kodiak, AK

Boston City Singers
Dorchester, MA

Brick City Theatre
Cleveland Public Theatre
Cleveland, OH

Brick x Brick
Jorge M. Pérez Art Museum of Miami-Dade County, Inc.
Miami, FL

Cathedral Arts Project
Jacksonville, FL

Children’s Fine Art Classes
Louisville Visual Art Association, Inc.
Louisville, KY

Confident Voices
SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young
New York, NY

Critical Exposure Fellowship Program
Critical Exposure
Washington, DC

Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company (DAYPC)
Destiny Arts Center
Oakland, CA

IBA’s Youth Development Program
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
Boston, MA

INTAKE Native Instrument Academy
INTAKE Organization
Stamford, CT

Juxtaposition Arts
Minneapolis, MN

Kansas City Boys Choir/Kansas City Girls Choir
Kansas City Boys Choir
Kansas City, MO

MAPS Media Institute
The Irwin and Florence Rosten Foundation, Inc.
Hamilton, MT

Merit School of Music
Chicago, IL

Minnesota Children’s Museum’s Play Team
Minnesota Children’s Museum
St. Paul, MN

Museum Apprentice Program
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

New City Kids’ After School Center for the Performing Arts
New City Kids
Jersey City, NJ

Next Gen
Bay Area Video Coalition
San Francisco, CA

Owl & Panther Project
The Hopi Foundation
Kykotsmovi, AZ

Phoenix Rising Creative Empowerment Program
Art from Ashes, Inc.
Denver, CO

RHAPSODY Hip-Hop Summer Arts Camp
Progressive Arts Alliance
Cleveland, OH

Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ

Screen It!
Mexic-Arte Museum
Austin, TX

Side-By-Side Visual Arts Apprentice Program
Community School of the Arts
Knoxville, TN

Soul of the City
Humanities Council of Washington, DC
Washington, DC

Sphinx Overture
Sphinx Organization
Detroit, MI

STC School Partnership Program
Sacramento Theatre Company
Sacramento, CA

St. Louis ArtWorks
St. Louis, MO

Subway Sleuths
New York Transit Museum
Brooklyn, NY

TAP Powered by STEAM (Tween/Teen Arts Program) + (STEM & Arts)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
Washington, DC

Teen Arts + Tech Program
West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT)
Grand Rapids, MI

The KID Show
Creede Repertory Theatre, Inc.
Creede, CO

The Possibility Project
New York, NY

The Reading Road Show – Gus Bus
Office on Children & Youth, Institute for Innovation in Health & Human Services, James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA

The Roots of Music
New Orleans, LA

Tribal Youth Ambassadors
California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
Santa Rosa, CA

True Colors: Out Youth Theater
The Theater Offensive
Boston, MA

Undesirable Elements
Global Kids
New York, NY

Washington Performing Arts Summer Camps
Washington Performing Arts
Washington, DC

Writers in Communities (WIC)
Gemini Ink
San Antonio, TX

Youth Docent Program
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Cincinnati, OH

Zula B. Wylie Public Library Youth Tellers
Zula B. Wylie Public Library
Cedar Hill, TX