Creative Discovery Museum receives grant to launch, expand teen programs

Creative Discovery Museum receives grant to launch, expand teen programs

July 26th, 2012 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Creative Discovery Museum will receive almost $148,000 as a recipient of the 2012 Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) "Museums for America" Grant.

The funds received will support the launch of the Youth Spark Initiative, which will serve young people between the ages of 11 and 16.

"Our teen volunteers already do a great job for us, and this grant will let us strengthen this program and reach out to many more teens throughout the community in exciting and innovative ways," Henry Schulson, executive director for CDM, said in a news release.

The initiative will include a focus on technology and educational standards, and will launch several activities, including the formation of a youth advisory board and a teen media collaborative.