"Exploring the Arts (ETA) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1999 by Tony Bennett and Susan Benedetto. ETA’s mission is to strengthen the role of the arts in public high school education. ETA’s programs connect private funders, individual artists, and cultural institutions to Partner Schools to achieve greater equality of resources and opportunity for youth of all means and backgrounds. ETA currently serves 17 Partner Schools throughout New York City’s five boroughs and in East Los Angeles. ETA’s mission is to strengthen the role of the arts in public high school education. ETA provides funding and strategic planning to help its Partner Schools sustain and grow their arts programs and curricula. In a career that spans five decades, The founder Tony Bennett has won 17 Grammys (including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award), and sold millions of records. He won 7 Emmy Awards for his television special, “An American Classic,” is a Kennedy Center Honoree and an NEA Jazz Master. Tony was honored by the United Nations with a Citizen of the World Award. He has collaborated with Alejandro Sanz, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Judy Garland, Billy Joel, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, among many other musical greats."