We were so honored to have students from the Montgomery County ACES program at our world premiere of The Circle of Life: The Songs of Tim Rice on March 12th. ACES - Achieving Collegiate Excellence & Success - is a free college support program for high school students in Montgomery County, MD, as part of a partnership of Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery College and the Universities at Shady Grove. YAA's Associate Director, Gina DiMedio Marrazza is cultivating an“Arts & Culture” program where generous organizations like YAA, Strathmore, Kennedy Center, National Phil, donate 25-50 tickets to kids in this program to attend top notch performances. The students pictured were from Einstein High School. Their coach, Amani Dadzie, was present as well. The students said they were amazed at the performance and adored being in the glorious Strathmore Music Center to experience it!

Learn more about this program here