National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Winner



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Job Training student Boris Cochajil and Executive Director Susan Jenson shared the stage with First Lady Michelle Obama as they accepted a 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award (NAHYP Award) on behalf of DAVA.

Each year, the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award recognizes 12 of the country’s best creative youth development programs for using engagement in the arts and humanities to increase academic achievement, graduation rates, and college enrollment. Chosen from a pool of more than 350 nominations and 50 finalists, DAVA is one of 12 organizations being honored. Specifically, DAVA is receiving this award for its Job Training in the Arts program. Youth in this program learn art, design, and computer fundamentals in addition to life skills, such as teamwork, responsibility, critical thinking, and practical problem solving.

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Klow and Amin shoot a film Job Training student Juan builds a model for the Shelter show Guest artist Rick Griffith with Job Training students Hung in the Computer Art Lab