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Youth Arts Festival Success

Congratulations to all of the students who performed and shared their work at Theatre Action Project’s 5th Annual Youth Arts Festival. The festival was an opportunity for our middle and high school students to share their dynamic work from the year with family and friends. PLUS, TAP presented its inaugural Shining Light Awards to these school and community partners:

Angel Alvarez, (left) teacher at Hillcrest Elementary is TAP’s In-School Partner of the Year
Karen Lashelle (right)

Aaron Steger (left), Site Coordinator Del Valle Middle School
Presented the After-School Partner of the Year by Karen LaShelle

The Webber Family Foundation is recognized as TAP’s Community Partner of the Year. Marisol Foster accepts the award from Karen LaShelle

Carol Acurso, is TAP’s Volunteer of the Year

Lina Green is presented The Vanessa Simms College Scholarship. The scholarship is in honor of Vanessa Simms, a former Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble member.

Featured schools at the festival:

Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, Bastrop Middle School,  Burnet Middle School
Cedar Creek High School,  Cedar Creek Intermediate School, Del Valle Middle School, Dobie Middle School, Garcia Middle School, Manor High School, Mendez Middle School, Ojeda Middle School, Webb Middle School, and Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble.

Follow our Facebook page and Flickr account for photo updates of the art and artists featured at the Youth Arts Festival.

 

About creativeactionaustin

We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

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