Representative Louise Slaughter Visits Young Audiences of Rochester

On Friday, August 9, Representative Louise Slaughter (D-NY 25th District) visited a Young Audiences of Rochester Summer Scholars event to see first-hand how integral the arts are to improving student academic performance. The Summer Scholars presented a special culminating performance for Representative Slaughter at the School of the Arts in Rochester, NY. This six week program brings rich arts lessons to more than 700 students, while providing them with instruction in science. 
Funded by the Wallace Foundation, and in the third year of partnering with the Rochester City School District, Young Audiences of Rochester is an arts enrichment partner, providing multidisciplinary arts experiences to rising third grade students. 

Representative Louise Slaughter and one of YA Rochester's Summer Scholars

Earlier, this Spring, Congresswoman Slaughter introduced a Resolution to the House of Representatives designating the week of March 24-31, 2013 as National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week. This week  honored the contributions Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) affiliates, including Rochester, makes to schools nationwide through its arts-in-education programs and encouraged Americans to recognize the important contribution the arts make to society. 

Check out the video of Representative Louise Slaughter's visit. Courtesy Democrat and Chronicle:



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