Dear Friends,
amplifyme is proud to announce that our Youth Media Institute has been chosen for recognition as a 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award (NAHYP) Finalist by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and its partner agencies: the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program awards to outstanding after-school and out-of-school programs that are transforming the lives of young people. Programs that receive the award exemplify how arts and humanities programs outside of the regular school day enrich the lives of young people throughout the country by teaching new skills, nurturing creativity, and building self-confidence.

Of 471 nominations from 48 states amplifyme was selected as one of 50 finalists distinguishing it as one of the top arts and humanities based programs in the country. If amplifyme is selected to win this award it will receive an invitation to attend the White House awards ceremony hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama. amplifyme will also have the opportunity to participate in the seventh annual NAHYP Awardee Conference, August 3-5th, 2011, in Washington, DC. For more information about National Arts and Humanities Youth Program visit their website at NAHYP.

It's your support that builds amplifyme's capacity to receive awards such as this one. We have a goal of raising $8,000 more for our summer Youth Media Institute and $10,000 for our groundbreaking film that will explore how meaningfully connected we feel to each other and to community given our connectedness. Will you make a tax deductible donation today? Your support will go a long way in helping the youth and filmmakers of amplifyme reach our goals!

Thank you for celebrating this special achievement with us, and for the role that you play in making it possible!

Scherazade Daruvalla King
Scherazade Daruvalla King
Executive Director


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