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Champion Reception 2023

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Thank you to all who supported Boston Arts Academy Foundation during 2023 Champion Reception, honoring Mayor Michelle Wu and former Mayor Kim Janey's commitment to the arts, scholarship, and citizenship.

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Thursday, March 16, 2023 | 5:00pm

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Each year, Boston Arts Academy Foundation presents the Champion Award to a member of the community who embodies the school’s commitment to the arts, scholarship, and citizenship.

Thanks to all who joined us on Thursday, March 16th to Honor Mayor Michelle Wu and Mayor Kim Janey on their leadership and commitment to the Arts. Proceeds and donations from our annual Champion Reception help us reach our goal of raising the necessary funds needed to cover the production costs of Shrek The Musical and provide additional funding to support BAA's ongoing STEAM programming, faculty, and resources.

We are grateful to everyone who attended, purchased tickets to Shrek The Musical, sponsored, and advertised in our program book.

Check out the 2023 Digital Program Book!
2023 Champion Reception Sponsors

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Our dream is for BAA's new building to have a dedicated STEAM lab where students will have the materials and tools to explore and apply STEAM ideas and practices. 

Your generous support enables us to fully invest in this program's needs and fulfill this dream. If you were unable to join us but would still like to make a donation, you may do so below.

We encourage you to join us in our journey to be apart of the impact at Boston Arts Academy, and make a donation towards our $50,000 STEAM Dream to support us in fulfilling our 5 mountains:


1. HIRE a STEAM Director

2. DEVELOP a STEAM curriculum


4. PROVIDE professional development to BAA teachers

5. MODEL our STEAM curriculum locally regionally, and nationally

Your generous support enables us to fully invest in this program's needs and fulfill this dream.

Why Support? Learn more about who you're helping and how your donations fund public arts education.

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Did You Know?

  • Nearly 500 students attend BAA from every neighborhood in Boston

  • 90% of students identify as people of color

  • 34% of BAA students speak a language other than English at home

  • 35% of students enter high school reading below grade level

  • 64% of BAA students are from low-income families

  • 19% of students have documented learning challenges, requiring instructional accommodations

  • 97% of BAA’s students are accepted to college

  • More than 2,000 alumni are leading in careers in the creative economy and beyond

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Why Your Support Matters:

BAA offers the city’s youth a world-class public arts education in keeping with Boston’s renown as a cultural capital.

Boston Arts Academy’s admissions process is unique. Students must demonstrate their commitment to their art—the only criteria for admissions. BAA reviews prior grades and learning and behavioral challenges after students have been admitted.

Studying the arts transforms a young person’s relationship to themselves, their community, and their world. BAA’s graduates are successful in a broad range of career fields, including law, education, business, and the arts.

As a pilot school within Boston Public Schools, public funding only covers a portion of BAA’s costs, mainly academic curriculum.

Boston Arts Academy Foundation bridges the gap and funds the arts, including arts faculty, resources, programming and more at BAA. The BAA Foundation also supports Health & Wellness, summer programs and college scholarships.

Event lasts 2 hours

Boston Arts Academy Foundation

Talent is evenly distributed in society, but not opportunity. Help us change that reality in Boston.

Make a 100% tax-deductible donation to support Boston students. Contact us at (617) 763-1151.

Prefer to mail a check?

Make checks payable to Boston Arts Academy Foundation

126 Brookline Ave. 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02215