BOSTON (CBS) – Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art just picked up quite an award at the White House.

It’s the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.

ICA Director, Jill Medvedow and Teen Arts Council member, Romario Accime accepted the award from First Lady Michelle Obama.

Teen arts education is a big part of the ICA’s mission. This award, which is the highest honor of its kind, recognizes their work.

That arts programs can help kids gain confidence, make friends and even do better in school.

There were 350 nominations for the award and only 12 winners. The award comes with a $10,000 grant.


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