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The Ritz Theatre and Museum Taking Applications Now for Young Black Intellectuals

The Ritz Theatre and Museum, through The Ritz Institute initiative, is taking applications now for its Young Black Intellectuals (YBI) program.

YBI is a culturally and historically rich program exploring all aspects of Black history art and culture. The program uses a workshop/seminar and experiential format incorporating film, video, museum collections, archives and artistic performances to engage students in the learning process. Sessions will be facilitated every Saturday for eight weeks by scholars, authors, business leaders, artists, politicians, lawyers and specialists in a variety of fields.

The spring session begins March 5 and applications must be received by Feb. 11. Candidates must be in the 9 -12 grades. The application process includes a written statement of interest in the program and an interview. The enrollment fee is $150 per student. Scholarships are available on a need-based request.

For more information call The Ritz Theatre and Museum at (904) 632-5555 or visit www.ritzjacksonville.com.

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