Most overnight camps start at 7 or 8 years old, however international campers typically do not start at that young age. Most Valuable Players demonstrates the importance of the arts and how schools and the arts community can band together – in spite of their individual struggles – to create a worthwhile program that enriches the lives of all, while contributing to self-preservation.
While Obama’s Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, is working to address the overwhelming problems facing America’s schools, I’ve got one suggestion that is long overdue: Let’s reverse the priorities previously given to sports activities and arts education in our schools.
This section of the award allows pupils to develop interests beyond the classroom through team sports such as basketball, cricket, football or hockey or to pursue an individual physical activity, such as improving personal fitness, or to learn a different skill, from Bridge to cooking.
Among the highlights will be a keynote address Thursday in Tokyo by leaders of the sports and business communities, including International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont and Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum.
The SAEM program’s location in Downtown Pittsburgh puts students in the heart of the SAEM industries — making some of sports’ most-admired teams, world-class arts and cultural organizations and nationally acclaimed live entertainment venues — within walking distance.