Expanding Horizons project a focus of at-risk forum on post-high-school programs at the 2016 Glass Art Society Conference
On Friday, June 10th, the Glass Art Society conference in Corning, New York, will host an in-depth discussion of opportunities for students following their graduation from at-risk programs that use glass as a tool to teach life lessons. Since 2014, the Robert Minkoff Foundation has organized and moderated presentations at the annual GAS conferences in order to bring together the at-risk programs around the country to share experiences and best practices. The panel taking place from 3:30 PM to 5 PM at the Corning Inc. auditorium on June 10th, five panelists will discuss the topic: "What Next? Opportunities for At-Risk Youth After High School." Moderated by Andrew Page, director of the Minkoff Foundation, the panelists include Hector Daniel Maldonado, a graduate of GlassRoots in Newark, New Jersey; Barbara Heisler, GlassRoots executive director; Tracy Kirchmann, education manager at Ignite Glassworks in Chicago; Robert Minkoff, managing trustee of the Minkoff Foundation, and Amy Schwartz, director of the Studio at the Corning Museum of glass. Please join us to learn about how various programs are helping their graduates move from students to professional artists, and join the discussion with a question-and-answer session.