Coming Up Taller
Local artists and educators around the country help turn young people’s lives around in more than 200 afterschool, weekend, and summer programs.
YouthARTS® Development Project Report and Video
Arts programs for at-risk youth in Atlanta, Portland (OR), and San Antonio (TX) demonstrate that the arts decrease involvement in delinquent behavior, increase academic achievement, and improve kids’ attitudes about themselves and their futures.
How the Arts Enhance Afterschool Programs
Concern for children's safety and the need for extended learning time has created an explosion in high-quality afterschool arts programming. The U.S. Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Centers have grown to a billion dollar program in a few short years. Arts-based proposals have successfully competed for some of these funds and are resulting in powerful partnerships between schools and community cultural organizations.