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National Museum Of Mexican Art Groupon Supports Youth Art, Social Justice Program (VIDEO)

06/22/2012 03:50 pm ET

Chicago's National Museum of Mexican Art recently launched a unique Groupon deal that will make it possible for more area youth to take part in their art and social justice program.

The deal pertains to the museum's Yollocalli Arts Reach program, which engages students in the arts and teaches them about a variety of professions in creative fields. The program has both after-school and summer offerings and, according to the deal, many of its participants come from low-income backgrounds.

Contributors may donate $10 to the cause and each donation will be matched by an anonymous local foundation (up to $5,000). As of Friday afternoon, over 200 people have donated to the campaign.

The museum, located at 1852 W. 19th St. in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, is participating in a Groupon Grassroots campaign, part of an initiative by the daily deal innovator to connect its users to local charitable causes. As opposed to the standard Groupon, 100 percent of the proceeds from grassroots deals benefit the featured organization.

The Groupon runs through Monday.

Learn more about the museum's Yollocalli initiative below:

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