The Arts program helps to increase positive behavior by teaching youth to safely and confidently express themselves through artist endeavors.
Art classes will include drawing, sketching, painting, photography, songwriting, music, dance, and more.
Youth sh also take educational trips to local museums, performances, and art shows, as part of their exposure and learning experience.
The Arts program provides opportunities for youth to showcase their work or perform their talents for the community.
Research shows that exposure to The Arts can help teens develop many positive skills and capacities that are valued by leaders and employers, such as persistence, collaboration, creative thinking, problem solving, motivation, and problem solving. In addition, studies demonstrate that Arts exposure can improve a teenager’s confidence and academic performance.
According to a ten-year national study of over 25,000 high school students, students with lower socio-economic status who had sustained involvement in theatre arts were shown over time to have greater self-confidence, motivation, and empathy than did their non-arts peers.
While nothing can really prepare us for a living except actually living and learning along the way, The Arts offer us an invaluable window into the human experience and can teach us how it is to live on this planet with different people from different places.
It also shows us our similarities and differences and helps us empathize with others.
Through the artistic process, kids and teens can spread their wings and even soar as they discover their gifts and talents, and ultimately, who they really are.
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