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2017 NAHYP Winner

We are thrilled and honored that Cool Classics! is one of 12 after-school programs selected as winners of the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards!  We especially thank our wonderful volunteers and partners, our children, who inspire us daily, and their families, teachers and school administrators.  We couldn’t do this without everyone who is involved with Cool Classics! This award belongs to all of us!Click below to see videos of the ceremony, which was held on November 9, 2017 in Washington D.C.Opening Remarks by Pam Breaux, President and CEO, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, from the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Ceremony November 9, 2017, Washington, D.C.Cool Classics! Acceptance of a 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, November 9, 2017, Washington, D.C. 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards CeremonyCool Classics! NAHYP Award Press Release“Cool Classics makes CPS kids’ lives better, a book at a time” by Rick Kogan, Chicago TribuneCool Classics! interview on The Download with Justin Kaufmann, WGN Radio