Mass Cultural Council invited Katie Wyatt and Dalouge Smith to share a conversation around two different models of growing creative youth development programming at the city and state level for it’s Creative Youth Development blog, Seen & Heard.
Katie Wyatt is the Founder and Executive Director of KidzNotes and the Executive Director of El Sistema USA. Dalouge Smith is the President and CEO of the San Diego Youth Symphony and a national leader in crafting an inclusive future of music and education in and out of schools.
Their conversation provides insight into the challenges and successes of working with public schools to achieve community goals, the potential policy implications and challenges that are facing this work today, and the gap between rural and urban environments. The recording is approximately 1 hour long and features a curated discussion by these two innovative leaders.
Hear the recording by selecting the player above, or read the transcript.