Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

OnRaé LaTeal Watkins

OnRaé LaTeal Watkins is a creative arts education consultant and public programs specialist holding nine years of experience in out-of-school programming. As the former Senior Manager of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s digital art studio for teens, ARTLAB, she supports the Smithsonian Institution’s efforts to offer racially inclusive and diverse programs. OnRaé is currently assisting the Arts and Industries Building as Programming and Community Engagement Lead and the Smithsonian’s Our Shared Future: Reckoning with Our Racial Past initiative as Education Coordinator. She is also the founder of two DC-based grassroots programs rooted in the arts, technology, and racial and gender equity including the  Black Girls Handgames Project, and Freedom Futures Collective

How Educators Can Boost and Activate Teen Voices

Smithsonian educators, dedicated to amplifying the voices of teens, share their suggestions on how to support young leaders’ efforts without disrupting their individual agency.