December 3 is #GivingTuesday and we are asking for you to help fund arts education programs in the region.
Growing Up in the Arts provides weekly arts education instruction, including visual, performing or literary arts, to underserved youth in the Springfield region. We currently partner with Monarch Children’s Academy, Boys and Girls Club Henderson Unit and Stalnaker Unit.
Growing Up in the Arts is designed to instill cultural and academic confidence and a lifetime appreciation for the arts in area at-risk youth. The program is structured to give students a balance between hands-on exposure to several disciplines within each art form and the opportunity to experience live performances, art galleries and concerts.
Each week's curriculum is also designed around a focus of literacy through art. The teaching artists integrate interdisciplinary subjects including literature, constructive critiques, and exercises that engage the students in reading, writing and verbal discussions.
These programs require continual funding through grant opportunities, local philanthropists, and YOU. Please consider donating today to make a difference in children's lives!