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The Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF) awarded Orlando Repertory Theatre a grant in the amount of $50,000 towards the Engaged Learning Through the Arts (ELTA) program at a special awards ceremony on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

“We are so honored to be one of the organizations supported through the Foundation’s grants programs in 2020! This grant will support professional development for local teachers to learn arts integration techniques for their classrooms,” says Vicki Landon, Senior Director of Development.

“Orlando REP has been a Partners in Education Member with the John F. Kennedy Center since 2012. In collaboration with OCPS, we provide high-quality professional development workshops in arts integration,” explains Emily Freeman, Director of Community Partnerships. “We believe in the power of the arts not only on our stages, but in our classrooms. The arts are an effective tool for engaging all learners, and at Orlando REP we believe arts-integrated teaching and learning is the key to transformative education.”

OMYF is committed to helping children in Central Florida realize their full potential, especially those most at risk, by supporting programs and partnerships that empower families and change lives, and have granted over $24 million to organizations since its founding.

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