YDE, Step Ahead & the First Lady of the United States

Students and leaders from all over the country gathered together on Friday, June 20th to highlight the importance of summer learning as a preparation tool for young people’s long term growth and development. The work of the Department of Education, National Summer Learning Association, and the First Lady’s Reach Higher initiative is something we believe in and are excited to be part of. So, we were especially happy to be involved as girls from our Youth Dance Ensemble and Step Ahead program were on hand to dance, lead the audience in an interactive dance exercise and talk to people about the importance of arts education. Here is just a snapshot of our morning!