For immediate release: Oct. 2, 2002
Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown, 609-258-3601 or mailto:email@example.com
Arts Alive program adds New Jersey schools; returns to New York Program benefits children affected by Sept. 11 attacks
Princeton, N.J. -- Arts Alive, a program created and funded by Princeton University to provide cultural experiences for more than 10,000 school children affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, launches a new phase this week with visits to the Newark Museum in New Jersey and the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
On Friday, Oct. 4, about 130 students from Hoboken and Jersey City schools will tour the Newark Museum. The students will be guided by 15 Princeton University students, who were trained as docents. Continuing the New York component launched earlier this year, another 400 New York school children will be directed through the Natural History museum by some 50 Princeton students.
If you would like to cover the New Jersey program at the Newark Museum or speak to program organizers, please contact Lauren Robinson-Brown at 609-258-3601. An accounting of the impact of Arts Alive delivered by junior Maureen Monagle is available on the Web, www.princeton.edu/pr/sept11/2002/monagle.html.
Princeton is conducting the Arts Alive program in partnership with HAI (Hospital Audiences Inc.), a non-profit organization that has been working with the New York City Board of Education to provide public school students with opportunities to attend live arts and cultural programs. The program now has been extended to include seven New Jersey schools in areas affected by the tragic events of Sept. 11. New Jersey schools participating on Friday include: Frank R. Conwell School in Jersey City and Wallace Primary, A.J. Demarest and Thomas G. Connors schools in Hoboken. The students will arrive at the Newark Museum at 10 a.m. and the program runs through lunch.
Princeton University has committed $1 million to four programs, including Arts Alive, that were created to respond to the tragedies of Sept. 11. In addition to Arts Alive, the University established a scholarship program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, which lost at least 67 students and alumni as a result of the attacks; conducted special programs at the Princeton-Blairstown Center for families who lost loved ones on Sept. 11; devoted funds to support faculty and staff who can contribute special expertise to New York's renewal and recovery, and provided support for student research related to the attacks.