Success story in Alaska

Students at Glacier Valley Elementary in Juneau, Alaska are undergoing an educational experience that seems to be paying off. Juneau, Alaska Music Matters (JAMM) is an El Sistema-inspired program, based in teachings in Venezuela  that uses the power of music to motivate and inspire young children.  Music builds critical habits that empower the children to persevere   It’s hard to master a song- but they get to enjoy the end product.  Such practice builds confidence in children as they face different challenges.  Since putting this program in place, the students who were failing were now passing.

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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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