Program Benefits

RESEARCH SHOWS that ARTS EDUCATION HELPS STUDENTS*:

  • Achieve higher academic success.
  • Develop critical thinking skills.
  • Explore different cultural values and belief systems.
  • Develop a greater comprehension of self and compassion for others.
  • Improve self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-respect.
  • Boost skills of communication, cooperation and collaboration.
  • Attain better job opportunities with higher pay, more responsibility, more room for growth, and more employee satisfaction.

BUSINESS LEADERS**

  • Say that creativity and collaboration are skills they look for when hiring.
  • Affirm that arts education classes help people develop these skills.
  • Give millions of dollars annually to fund arts education.

THE ARTS CAN:

  • Reach students who might otherwise slip through the cracks.
  • Assist students with different learning styles.
  • Create a feeling of connection and cooperation between students.

CREATE SCHOOLS THAT ARE EXCITING PLACES FOR LEARNING AND DISCOVERY.

* “Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development” Arts Education Partnership, 2002. www.aep-arts.org In association with the National Endowment for the Arts, and the United States Department of Education

** “The Best Companies Supporting the Arts in America” Americans for the Arts, 2021. www.americansforthearts.org

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