In recent years the Kennedy Center has dramatically expanded its education
programs to reach young people, teachers, and families throughout the nation.
Each year more than 6 million people nationwide take part in innovative and
effective education programs initiated by the Center, including performances,
lecture/demonstrations, open rehearsals, dance and music residencies, master
classes, competitions for young actors and musicians, backstage tours, and
workshops for teachers. These programs have become models for communities
across the country, as educators and government leaders recognize what the Center
has known for years: that the arts can unlock the door to learning for young
people, fostering creativity, teaching discipline, improving self-esteem, and
challenging students to think in new ways.
For more information about these programs visit the Kennedy Center Education Programs page. [leaves text-only site]