Arts raise performances across disciplines


Ginnie Lupi, executive director of the Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, recently expressed the importance of arts education in schools.  Arts are not “extras”, but it is integral to students academic successes across disciplines. Ginnie reviews that according to research, students who participate in the arts for at least three hours a day, three times a week for at least one year are:

  • 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.
  • 4 times more likely to win an award for writing an essay or poem.
  • 4 times more likely to participate in a math or science fair.
  • 3 times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools.

Unfortunately, due to budget cuts, many arts programs have been viewed as “extra” and have been cut.  Arts to Grow deeply understands the importance of arts education, in schools, taught by teaching artists.  This year, we served our 2000th students.  But we can aim to do more.  Join us!

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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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