Transformative powers of arts


In San Diego, a group of at-risk youth entered a dance studio.  Twelve weeks later, they came out not just as extraordinary dancers, but as just plain extraordinary people.  They didn’t want to be there at first.  But with a persistent teaching artist who stayed positive, the kids fulfilled their potentials.  

Teaching artists, like Molly Puryear in San Diego and the ones we have at Arts To Grow, know that arts hold special transformative powers over our kids.  It gives them a new way to express themselves.  In doing so, they gain self-awareness and confidence.  These can never be measured in standardized tests, and yet these are life skills that our kids must learn in order to succeed in the world.  

Arts To Grow provides a variety of program that supplement our kids education.  Check out our program offering here.  

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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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