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Congrats to BCAP!

BCAP Adventurers at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Congratulations to all the participants in the Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program for receiving a 2010 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award presented by First Lady Michelle Obama!


From the press release:
"First Lady Michelle Obama will recognize Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP), the youth education program that gave rise to the award-winning Heart of Brooklyn cultural partnership, with a prestigious National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award at a White House ceremony on Wednesday, October 20. Heart of Brooklyn Director Ellen F. Salpeter and BCAP Summer Camp Adventurer Jamell Allen-Thomas will accept the award on behalf of the thousands of children served by BCAP since 1998. Selected from a pool of more than 400 nominations, BCAP is one of 15 after-school and out-of-school programs across the country to be presented with a 2010 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award (formerly, the Coming Up Taller Award) from Mrs. Obama. The award is the highest honor such programs can receive in the United States."

Read the full press release from Heart of Brooklyn.

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