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Brooklyn Academy of Music Youth and Community Initiatives

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $745,125)

Brooklyn Academy of Music's (BAM) Education and Humanities Programs serve approximately 14,000 young people annually through school-time performances, school-based and on-site initiatives, and collaborative projects with community-based organizations such as the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation.

BAM's Educational Programs include: 1) Brooklyn Reads, a literacy project for childrenand their families in Brooklyn schools 2)a film literacy program for high school students;3) Shakespeare Teaches, an in-school arts residency program for students and teachers that focuses on innovative approaches to Shakespeare. BAM's will implement its mainstage Community Program that provide opportunities for young people from the predominantly African-American Brooklyn neighborhoods that are adjacent to BAM, to learn about and celebrate their cultural heritage with their families and peers.


Date Created: September 29, 2003