First Lady Michelle Obama will Recognize Screen It! at the White House. The Mexic-Arte after-school program, which is offered at Del Valle ISD and Austin ISD, will receive the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the nation’s highest honor for these programs. Mexic-Arte is a long time partner with Del Valle ISD. They have worked with Hillcrest Enrichment Program Specialist, Adam Hartmann and Art Teacher, Maureen Kromer, and Ojeda Art Teacher, Katy Potts since spring 2013. Mexic-Arte has offered the afterschool program for Hillcrest Elementary free of cost throughout the past three years, and also provides a screen printing opportunities at community events such as Lights on Afterschool, Fine Arts Event and Dia del los Muertos. Their full press release can be found HERE. The award ceremony with Michelle Obama will be shown at 1pm (Austin time) on Tuesday, Nov 15th at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live
The award recognizes the country’s best after-school and out-of-school-time creative youth development programs for using engagement in the arts and the humanities to increase academic achievement, graduation rates, and college enrollment. Del Valle is proud to be a part of something so meaningful and impactful for our students!