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Arts programs a positive influence on youth

USA Today – Karen Bruno

“Throughout the country, organizations like the National Endowment for the Arts, Americans for the Arts and the National Guild for Community Arts Education work to create, study and recognize effective programs that focus on creative youth development. Their studies show that these programs encourage growth in the areas of ingenuity and grit, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and collaboration and confidence. It is clear that each of these capacities help youth in their daily lives while preparing them for future work, schooling and active citizenship. The markers of successful community youth development arts programs include the following:.”(more)

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