School is almost out, but here at the Arts Council we are gearing up for a new kind of “A,B, C’s.”
The Arts Benefit Children (ABC) is an online fundraising event, set for May 20-22, to raise critical funds for summer camp and class scholarships–to benefit disadvantaged youth.
Why is arts education so important?
Consider these facts from the non-profit organization Americans for the Arts:
- Arts education “makes a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child and has been proven to help level the “learning field” across socio-economic boundaries.”
- Arts education strengthens student problem-solving and critical thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement and school success.
- And arts education can help troubled youth, providing an alternative to destructive behavior and another way for students to approach learning.
Young people who participate in the arts for at least three hours on three days each week through at least one full year are:
- 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement
- 3 times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools
- 4 times more likely to participate in a math and science fair
Young artists, as compared with their peers, are likely to:
- Read for pleasure nearly twice as often
- Perform community service more than four times as often
How can you contribute to arts education for the youth of Adams County? It’s as easy as A-B-C:
A. Starting at 8 a.m. on May 20, visit https://adamsarts.org/
B. Share and tweet this information with your friends on all of your social networks. We will be sharing blog posts and stories leading up to the event, so there will be many opportunities to help us spread the word and invite your friends to participate.
C. Be sure to watch our progress online! We will update ACAC’s sponsorship page and social media outlets regularly throughout the 48-hour period to let you know how we’re doing. The event begins at 8 AM on May 20, and ends at 8 AM on May 22. Don’t miss out on this amazing and fun opportunity to help a child access the arts.