Support our Schools!

October 25, 2012

It’s voting season, and one thing we know for certain: our students need and deserve to have the strongest resources available to them.

That’s why Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio stands proudly with the local school districts in the 18 counties we serve. We endorse the passage of all local levies in the region.

Photos from Young Audiences’ Issue 107 Art Party! (Thanks to our partners, Right Plan Right Now and CAEC.)

These are challenging times, but our student’s successes are at stake. Our future depends on them, so show your support! Host an Art Party. Talk about the levies with family and friends. Do what you can to help our students.

 

 

For more information about which levies are on your ballot this November, please visit:

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Early Arts Experiences Fuels Academic Success

October 9, 2012

Young Audiences wants to partner with you to help spark arts enthusiasm in kids. We believe that an integrated arts curriculum–and an early and lasting love for the arts–is essential to academic success and personal growth. That’s why we’re starting our “Research Says” series to help everyone out there understand how very important the arts really are.

Young artists work to complete school mural

This month we’re highlighting the importance of arts education in early learning. Research says the arts play a major role in developing a child’s social, emotional, cognitive and motor skills. According to Friedrich Froebel, whom many recognize as the “father of Kindergarten”, the arts encourage each child’s “full and all-sided development” (Froebel, 1826). From the simple techniques of tearing paper and color coding, to holding a paint brush and sharing/interpreting ideas through creative movement, the arts provide avenues for children to tap into creativity, imagination, and play while simultaneously fostering critical developmental skills at an early age.

Last Spring, Young Audiences’ teaching artists worked in over 20 Cuyahoga County Universal PreK (UPK) sites, working with early learners and their families to create a public art projects

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