Anne Teschner (M.A. 2006) Accepts Award at White House

Anne Teschner (M.A., American Studies at Trinity College) accepted a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program award at the White House on November 2, 2011. Anne accepted the award on behalf of the Care Center in Holyoke, MA, where she serves as Executive Director.

The Care Center was recognized for its extensive work in providing educational and support services for pregnant and parenting teens. Working with area colleges, the Center helps teenage mothers complete high school and move on to college. The Center was one of 12 winners out of 500 nominations for this year’s award.

“We have seen over the years that, when young people are provided with an academically rich and engaging environment that includes the arts and humanities and provided with the support they need to focus and study, they will flourish,” Ann remarked. “This award puts us more centrally in the nationally discussion about the power of quality education and the effective approach to poverty.”

Anne observed that her time at Trinity was useful to her work today. “I had a great experience as a graduate student at Trinity,” she added. “My work there has definitively informed my work at The Care Center.”

The award ceremony at the White House can be viewed in its entirety here: National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards, November 2, 2011. The presentation of the award to Anne Teschner occurs at about 19:45 – 20:28 in the video.

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About William Barnett

I am Director of Graduate Studies at Trinity College (Hartford, CT).

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