4 close-ups of paintings of flowers, side by side


"I found things that I could say with color and shapes that I had no words for."--Georgia O'Keeffe, artist

"We celebrate the creativity of America's young people and the willingness of our cultural community to invest in making every child's life a work of art." ~ First Lady Laura Bush, Honorary Chair, President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, Coming Up Taller Awards 2001.

  • The Arts help students develop a positive work ethic and pride in a job well done.
  • Teach learners to be more tolerant and open.
  • Allow learners to express themselves creatively.
  • Promote individuality, bolster self confidence, and improve overall academic performance.
  • Help troubled youth, providing an alternative to delinquent behavior providing an improved attitude towards school.
  • Help all students develop more appreciation and understanding of the world around them.
  • Help students develop a sense of craftsmanship, quality task performance, and goal setting—skills needed to succeed in the classroom and beyond. Strengthens student problem-solving and critical thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement and school success.


Ms. Rosenberg