Progress Report

National Partnership Progress Report

March 27

National Summit on Creative Youth Development

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First-ever National Summit on Creative Youth Development held in March 2014 –

March 18

New Research Sets Stage to Advance Emerging Field of Creative Youth Development


The Mass Cultural Council and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities commissioned a research study, “Setting the Agenda,”  conducted by Lauren Stevenson and released in preparation for the 2014 National Summit on Creative Youth Development.

November 21

Mass Cultural Council Celebrates Two Decades of Public Investment in the Creative Potential of Young People

Mass Cultural Council will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its YouthReach Initiative with a series of events that culminate in a national agenda to propel the field of creative youth development into the next decade. In March the agency will host a national summit, in partnership with the President’s Committee on the Arts & the Humanities and the National Guild for Community Arts Education, that brings the best and the brightest working at the intersection of the arts, culture and youth development to Boston. And launches a new blog, Seen & Heard, where we will tell stories of young lives transformed through creativity and of the skilled practitioners who made those stories possible.