Arts truly leave no child behind

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Educators across the country are fighting for budgets to keep arts in school.  Arts are not unnecessary in today’s education curriculum.  In fact, arts are fundamental to learning.  In arts, students learn to connect.  Students connect ideas, other disciplines and the world at large.  This is because in arts, students learn how to solve a problem when there is no one right answer. 

Beyond the obvious societal skills that may be important in our children’s development into productive adults, arts teach something much more fundamental that’s vital to our children’s growth as a person.  Arts help our student make sense of today’s complicated world.  Arts teach open mind.  Arts also provide a universal language across cultures and social classes.  Arts allow our students to express themselves in a safe environment and share their own opinions and stories.  Arts teach an appreciation for beauty.  And for underserved kids like those we value and love at Arts to Grow, the world is often ugly.  So, wouldn’t you agree that appreciate for beauty is an important skill to learn?     

Click here to check out one educator’s passionate plead.

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About arts2grow

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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