Thank you Art-Reach! STAMP Receives Cultural Access Award

Thank you Art-Reach! STAMP Receives Cultural Access Award

On April 24th STAMP received the Cultural Access Award from Art-Reach. The event was held at the Penn Museum where many people attended (and the Penn Museum also received an award). The “STAMP: A Starter’s Guide” video was also played to show them how we explain to teens about us and how to be in a museum.

As a teen council member I was able to speak about STAMP and what we do as a program. I talked about how I would like to see STAMP continue and provide the free access to these museums and possibly add on more in the future, and that other cultural institutions might offer teens free admissions too. The evening ended with people mingling about and enjoying snacks.

Thank you Art-Reach!

This post was written by Myrna Yousuf, a STAMP Teen Council member. Myrna attends Science Leadership Academy.

Editor’s note: Great job Myrna! Here’s a full transcript of Myrna’s speech for everyone to read:

Hi, my name is Myrna. I joined the STAMP Teen Council last June. As a Teen Council member, I’ve helped come up with the name and logo for STAMP, planned STAMP events, and blogged about STAMP museums and other arts & culture activities for teens on the STAMP website.

STAMP has been a great experience for me. I have had the pleasure of exploring the different museums along with other STAMP members. I love all the museums, like the Penn Museum, The Barnes Foundation, the Fabric Workshop & Museum and more. STAMP allows high school students like me to explore these museums without having to worry spending money. Museums are places where we can go to hang out in our free time with friends, and even finish some schoolwork in peace.

I would like to see STAMP continue to provide free access to these museums and even add on more in the future. I think it would be great if other cultural institutions might offer teens free admission through STAMP, too. We hope to see STAMP grow and provide many more teens access to arts & culture in Philly.