Taft Museum of Art took students from Kentucky to London. While they talked about what to pack, they never set foot on a plane that would have taken them across the pond. The students took a four weeks imaginary trip to London through arts. Taft volunteer docents exposed the students to a whole other world. No, I’m not talking about England, even though that was the topic of the outreach. I’m talking about art. These students rarely have the opportunity to even visit their local art museums, much less foreign countries. Programs such as the ones put on by Taft Museum of Art bring arts to these students. In doing so, they bring the world to these kids.
Arts can show kids the world. We at Arts to Grow have first hand knowledge of this. We have implemented programs that showed our students a whole other world through arts and music education. After all, arts provide a universal language for everyone around the world. When we put African drumming programs in schools, students don’t just learn about drumming. They learn about culture and ethnics rhythms. To support our African drumming programs, check out of wish list.