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The Minkoff Foundation Organizes Summit of At-Risk Youth Programs at the Glass Art Society 2014 Conference in Chicago
On Friday, March 21st, 2014, an At-Risk Youth Panel sponsored by the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation brought together representatives from the top programs from around the U.S. to talk about what they were doing and to share their perspective on what works. That evening, a reception at Little Black Pearl sponsored by the Minkoff Foundation celebrated the glass program at a public high school in the South Side of Chicago, offered further networking opportunities, and a joint exhibition of work by students of these programs around the U.S. You can listen to an audio transcript of the presentations on a Website the Minkoff Foundation has created to foster better connections and exchange between these programs at www.atriskglass.org. An open forum is available to continue the discussion of best practices and share the challenges and success of using glass education to change lives.