WASHINGTON, DC

March 20 - April 15, 2018

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Youth Ambassadors Program

The Youth Ambassadors Program debuted in 2008 to help educate Washington’s youth about the cherry trees in their community. At Washington, DC’s public and charter schools, 3rd – 5th grade students learn about the history of the trees, Japanese culture, and the importance of the trees’ care and maintenance.

The program currently incorporates a school tree planting, in-class presentation, assembly with a Japanese performing artist, and a field trip to the Tidal Basin. For the assembly portion of the program, the Festival partners with Class Acts Arts to bring Japanese performer Shizumi Shigeto Manale to a select number of DC public and charter schools.

More than 400 students have participated in aspects of the Festival’s youth education programs from the following schools:

  • Achievement Preparatory Academy
  • E.W. Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School
  • Emery Elementary School
  • Imagine Southeast Public
  • Strong John Thomson Elementary
  • Hendley Elementary School
  • H.D. Cooke Elementary School
Supporting Sponsors

Sally Foss & James Scott Hill Foundation

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