for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
These organizations are being recognized for their work in presenting rich arts and humanities learning opportunities to young people. The organizations, found in both small towns and big cities, reflect the diversity of disciplines and settings of the exceptional programs across the country.
Of the 50 finalists, 12 programs will be selected to receive the award. Recipients receive a $10,000 grant as well as the opportunity to visit the White House and accept the award from First Lady Michelle Obama. Awardees also receive
an entire year of capacity-building and communications support, which is designed to make their organizations stronger. Also, 38 exceptional youth-focused arts and humanities programs across the country receive a Finalist Certificate of Excellence. Lastly, one country each year also receives our International Spotlight Award for a remarkable youth-oriented cultural program.