Creative Connections Announces Rhonda Kiest of Stepping Stones Museum for Children as 2018 Global Partner Honoree

Creative Connections Announces Rhonda Kiest of Stepping Stones Museum for Children as 2018 Global Partner Honoree


NORWALK, CT – This year, Creative Connections is pleased to honor Rhonda Kiest, President and CEO of Stepping Stones Museum for Children, and the museum itself, as the 2018 Global Partner Honoree. The Global Partner award recognizes the outstanding contributions of an individual or organization that inspires global awareness among our youth. For more than two decades, Creative Connections has partnered with Stepping Stones Museum for Children on art displays, ArtLink programming, Professional Development, the International Young Performers Tour, and much more.

Alan Steckler, Founder and CEO of Creative Connections, said, “Rhonda and Stepping Stones Museum for Children could not be a more fitting honoree. We have been fortunate to partner with them on many of our initiatives over the last two decades. Last year’s collaboration on the Lifelines/Aspectos Vitais project – which brought together students in Brazil and Bridgeport, CT for an exploration of culture and watersheds as ecological, cultural, and economic lifelines – truly exemplified the importance of our relationship, and is just one of many examples of work that Stepping Stones does to inspire global awareness among youth.”

“Stepping Stones is proud of our longstanding friendship with Creative Connections,” said Rhonda Kiest, 2018 Global Partner Honoree. “Children are growing up in an increasingly diverse world. Programs such as ArtLink and the International Young Performers Tours are necessary to help promote global awareness and connect children in meaningful ways to learn about, and from, each other and the amazing world we share.”

Ms. Kiest and Stepping Stones will receive this honor at the Creative Connections 2018 Gala on April 21, 2018 at Stepping Stones in Norwalk, Connecticut. More information is available about the 2018 Gala at


Creative Connections, an international nonprofit, connects students in the USA with their international peers through the exchange of art and ideas. Their mission is to help students become global citizens who are prepared to learn, live, work and thrive in the 21st Century. For more information on Creative Connections, visit, or follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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