Join Young Audiences to Celebrate National Arts-in-Education Week 2015!

Arts-in-Education Week - September 13-19, 2015

In July of 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution #275 designating the second week of September as National Arts in Education Week. Congress designated Arts in Education week  In celebration of this week, Young Audiences Arts for Learning will be supporting arts in education along with other organizations, advocacy groups and citizens.

Why Arts?

The Arts engage students in school and motivate them to learn.
Arts education helps make learning matter to students by giving them a medium to connect new knowledge to personal experiences and express what they have learned to others. Students who are typically disengaged in school are more likely to participate in arts and arts integrated classes than in classes where the arts are absent, and students who receive arts integrated instruction have higher attendance than those who do not.
The Arts equip students to be creative.
Arts education develops creativity, one of the top five skills employers prize for the 21st Century. Students receiving an arts-rich education perform better on assessments of creativity than do students receiving little or no arts education. Performing arts students, for example, show greater flexibility and adaptability in thinking than their peers.
The Arts build build community and support civic engagement.
Arts programs foster a sense of community among participants that supports their personal, artistic, civic, and social development. They also offer a vehicle for effecting change in the surrounding community. Students who have had an arts-rich education volunteer more often and exhibit greater civic engagement than other students.
Check out the links below to learn more about Arts-in-Education Week and the benefit of Arts-in-education.
Tools for Arts-in-Education
Other Resources

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