Arts for Learning to host Sun Awards on Nov. 19

By Nicolle Ugarizza….

It’s never too early to learn through the arts.

Arts for Learning, a nonprofit organization in Miami-Dade dedicated to advancing teaching and learning through the arts, will recognize outstanding community members who have advanced the organization’s mission.
The 2010 Sun Awards will take place at Books & Books in Coral Gables on Friday, Nov. 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The event is by invitation only. Call 305-576-1212 for more information.
Awards will be given in the following categories: Outstanding Artist, Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding Administrator (Principal), Outstanding Site, and Outstanding Partner.
“All Arts for Learning programs teach life and communication skills, support literacy and problem solving skills, foster self-discovery, and build self-esteem. The organization’s approach hinges on the conviction that all children can be brilliant and the programs give students of all ages the tools they need to become creative thinkers and 21st Century learners,” said Sheila Womble, executive director.
Arts for Learning, the Miami affiliate of Young Audiences, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing teaching and learning through the arts and community cultural resources with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
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