By Paige LesterPerhaps the hardest part about this summer is trying to figure out how to summarize a time filled with learning, challenges, inspiration, and fun into a single blog post. Instead of trying to squeeze everything that I encountered and learned over the last 10 weeks into a few hundred words, I’m going to
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By Paige LesterI’m sitting in the back of a conference room full of people I don’t know, running on minimal sleep, and have a million thoughts racing through my mind about my tasks for the day. The group is discussing the difficulties of integrating art into their schools and curriculum, when… “Art is the thing.
By Paige LesterGreetings from our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.! I am thrilled to be spending my summer here interning with Turnaround Arts, a program of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. At its core, Turnaround Arts focuses on school reform; they are currently in partnership with approximately 70 public schools across the
By Miya Williams Paige Lester started dancing as a toddler when her mom put her into a ballet class and hasn’t stopped since. Now, she hopes to run a dance studio where she can pass on her love for dancing to people with special needs. “Whether it is physically, mentally, emotionally or socially, being a