The Howard School was selected as one of 50 high schools across the United States, and the only school in Georgia, to receive NBC's R.I.S.E. America grant to support its drama program. More than 1,000 high schools applied for the grant.
Inspired by the network's upcoming drama, "Rise," which premieres Tuesday, March 13, and follows the effects a high school theatre department has on its surrounding community, NBC partnered with the Educational Theatre Foundation to provide $10,000 grants to 50 high schools across the country.
Grant funding will be used to improve theatrical lighting and other electronic production equipment in the space used for drama programming. High School students will be able to study both on stage and in production and technical crew positions.