National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced that Better Youth is one of only 130 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Challenge America grant. Jane Chu said, “I’m pleased to be able to share the news of our support through Challenge America including the award to Better Youth, Inc. The arts foster value, connection, creativity and innovation for the American people and these recommended grants demonstrate those attributes and affirm that the arts are part of our everyday lives.”
Better Youth received NEA grant support for the production of a youth-produced media showcase at the Los Angeles Film School. Project activity will include the screening of media works by guest artist Monique Coleman and youth participants from local, national and global media literacy and media production training programs. The event is produced by youth South LA, specifically Watts and Compton.