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Did You Know?

Young people who participate in the arts for at least three hours on three days each week for 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

  • 3 times more likely to win an award for school attendance

  • 4 times more likely to win an award for writing an essay or poem

Young artists, as compared with their peers, are likely to:

  • Participate in youth groups nearly four times as frequently

  • Read for pleasure nearly twice as often

  • Perform community service more than four times as often

Sited from Living the Arts through Language + Learning: A Report on Community-based Youth Organizations, Shirley Brice Heath, Stanford University and Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Americans for the Arts Monograph, November, 1998.