AUSTIN (KXAN) – The Austin Mexic-Arte museum received a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award on Tuesday from first lady Michelle Obama.
The museum was recognized for its “Screen it” program, which introduces students to screen printing, mentor-ships and how to make academic achievements. The arts program allows students to learn about screen printing within the Mexican-American community.
“We really hope that this award will increase the visibility of this program and more schools will find out about it,” said education coordinator, Olivia Tamzarian.
They were one of 12 organization honored at the White House. The winners were chosen from more than 200 applicants and 50 finalists from across the United States. Each recipient was granted an initiative of $10,000.
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