For 2 out of 3 children in low-income, underserved and rural and remote communities, their only opportunity to participate in arts-based education is in the classroom.
And that matters. Arts-based education has been proven to help develop critical thinking, self-confidence, self-esteem, problem-solving and leadership skills. Participating in arts-based education has shown to increase in-class participation, improve communication and interpersonal skills and improve overall academic success. It is an essential component of a strong educational foundation that every child should have access to.
As school budgets shrink, we're working hard to close that opportunity gap by offering no-cost, accessible in-class and extracurricular arts programs for children and youth 8-18 years old.
But we can't do it without your help. Help us make sure every child has the opportunity to create and grow with the arts!
We're gearing up for a jam-packed school year and we need your help! Support our Back to School drive to make sure we can provide art supplies to the thousands of children and youth we'll work with this school year.
Your donation will make sure:
- over 1,200 children and youth in underserved communities in Toronto, Halifax, Vancouver, Attawapiskat and Webequie First Nations have the materials they need to explore and create with the arts.
- we can bring the necessary supplies with us to every workshop, so we are able to offer our learning experiences to schools and community groups at no cost to them
- every child we work with can create a piece of art all their own using a variety of mediums including visual art, literature, film, theatre, dance and music.
Donate today and make sure young people across the country have the chance to explore, create and grow with through the arts.