About Cultural Passport
The Cultural Passport program is an innovative educational initiative designed to provide Miami-Dade County Public Schools students in grades K-12 with cultural field experiences. In partnership with South Florida’s finest cultural organizations and venues, this sequential program ensures equal access to arts and culture for every child, many of whom would not otherwise have this breadth of opportunities. No doubt, many of these young adults will become lifelong patrons of, and contributors to, the vibrant cultural community in South Florida.
Cultural experiences are far more meaningful when students see a strong link between the field experience and the instruction they are receiving in class. Through the cultural field experience and interdisciplinary classroom instruction, students make meaningful connections between the arts and non-arts disciplines while further developing literacy skills, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and improving their overall academic performance in all classes.
Cultural Passport is funded by the Foundation for New Education Initiatives, Inc. through individual and corporate contributions, as well as grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Target, Pearson, Community Blood Centers of Florida, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Miami Foundation, and the Kislak Family Fund. The program would not be possible without the generous support of Miami-Dade County's Department of Cultural Affairs and in-kind contributions from M-DCPS’ cultural partners, many of whom are providing free and reduced-price admission to venues and events.
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The Cultural Passport program provides free field experiences for students during the regular school day. When students ages 13-22 aren't in school, they can buy tickets for only $5 to the best performances and two for $5 for museums in and around Miami-Dade. With the purchase of one $5 student ticket, a second $5 ticket can be purchased for an individual of any age to join them. Viisit CultureShockMiami.com or Culture Shock on Facebook.
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