Giving Pupils an Academic Boost With Art

The following article is from the New York Times regarding the success of The Educational Alliance After 3 Arts Program.

Ten-year-old Destiny Howard swaggers onstage, flinging her arms overhead in exaggerated disgust.

Last school year, Destiny struggled just to read a script out loud, said Karina Lynch, who organizes the annual show. Problems with literacy and pronunciation stunted Destiny’s academic progress at Public School 142 on the Lower East Side.

The Educational Alliance After 3 Arts Program has gained a reputation for discovering hidden talent at P.S. 142. Shy children dance center stage. Students with learning delays earn leading roles.

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Arts to Grow (ATG) engages children in the artistic process by providing free, highly tailored and professionally taught arts education programs to youth in the New York metro area who have limited access to the arts. Arts to Grow collaborates closely with schools and community groups to match performing and visual arts programs and Teaching Artists with the specific needs of each group of children. ATG serves the community and society by helping children develop their full potential through the arts.

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