Something To Say: Creative Youth Development


Local leaders in the arena of youth and the arts, including Matt D’Arrigo of A Reason To Survive are hosting San Diego’s first Creative Youth Development Summit on February 4.  The theme: Something To Say, highlights the results of a ground-breaking Wallace Foundation Report on the benefits creative youth development programs have on individuals and the community.

The goal of the Summit is to strengthen the availability of creative youth activities in our community’s after-school programs and other informal learning settings.

Along with A Reason To Survive, Summit collaborators include the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory, Young Audiences, and Playwrights Project.

Featured speakers include San Diego’s own Denise Montgomery, a MacAurthur Fellowship Winner and co-author of The Wallace Foundation’s Report Something to Say: Success Principles for Afterschool Arts Programs from Urban Youth and Other Experts, and Bill Strickland, founder of Pittsburgh’s Manchester Bidwell Corporation.