Newsfeed August 11, 2020
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Young Audiences Arts for Learning Welcomes New Director of Strategic Partnerships & Network Relations, Melissa Gawlowski Pratt
We are pleased to announce that Melissa Gawlowski Pratt will join Young Audiences' national staff as Director of Strategic Partnerships and Network Relations. In this role, Melissa will lead the development and implementation of strategic partnerships and programs within the Young Audiences network and the arts education field-at-large. A passionate believer in the right for all people to access the arts, Melissa brings to Young Audiences more than 15 years of experience managing arts education programs and teams.
Congratulations to our friends at SEADAE (State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education) on the publication of their much-anticipated White Paper, STEAM and the Role of the Arts in STEM. The paper advocates for the inclusion of the arts with other STEM subjects as part of a well-rounded education, championing equitable access to arts instruction across the country.
As students face a summer unlike any before, we know that opportunities to combat 'summer slide' have never been more important. We continue our 'Resilience Through the Arts' column by spotlighting the efforts of YA affiliates to transform summer programming and provide students with valuable academic and social-emotional support.
Young Audiences, Inc. stands with those calling for equal justice and an end to systemic