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Did you know?


A student involved in the arts is 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement


A student involved in the arts is 3 times more likely to be elected to class office, and 4 times more likely to participate in a math and science fair.


Succeed in Work: 72% of business leaders say that creativity is the number one skill they are seeking when hiring new employees.


Low-income students who are highly engaged in the arts are more than twice as likely to graduate college as their peers with no arts education.


Students who take four years of arts and music classes average almost 100 points better on their SAT scores than students who take only one-half year or less.


66% of public school teachers say that subjects such as art get crowded out by extra attention being paid to math or language arts.


In 2008, African-American and Hispanic students had less than half of the access to arts education than their White peers.


93% of Americans believe that the arts are vital to providing a well-rounded education.


97% of elementary schools nationwide don’t offer dance and 96% don’t offer theater.


Students with high arts participation and low socioeconomic status have a 4% dropout rate…5X lower than their low socioeconomic status peers.

Source: Arts Education Navigator / Americans for the Arts, 2013