Multicultural Music and Dance for 500 Students

by Young Imaginations Inc Vetted since 2017

Summary

Young Imaginations will create two new music and dance programs at low-income elementary schools in the North Bay, providing 500 students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade with high-quality arts education during the school day. Integrating the arts into the early educational process has been proven to have substantial social-emotional benefits, and it is our core mission to provide that benefit to all Bay Area children.

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Challenge

Young Imaginations serves some of the lowest income public schools in Marin County. These schools are designated as federal Title I schools - meaning that a majority of the students are low-income. Over 75% of our students live under the Federal Poverty Line, struggling with food insecurity and a lack of affordable housing - major obstacles to their social-emotional well-being and retaining what they learn in the classroom.

Solution

Young Imaginations provides a whole arts education program - we teach 4-10 year old children on a variety of global instruments, in multiple languages (English, Spanish, French, Farsi) and with choreography. Students get hands on practice with instruments, and take turns as performer and audience, finishing each program with a recital in front of their families and staff members. This project will replicate that program in two new schools and bring with it the benefits of robust arts education.

Long-Term Impact

The long-term impact of a comprehensive arts education program, developed for the early childhood level, has been shown through multiple studies to have significant health and cognitive benefits. Young Imaginations believes not just in equity in education, but by extension, in developing sustainable communities and healthy individuals.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.youngimaginations.org
Young Imaginations' official website
Young Imaginations' official Facebook page

Organization Information

Young Imaginations Inc

Location: San Rafael, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.youngimaginations.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Travis Clarke
San Rafael, CA United States
$6,105 raised of $10,000 goal
 
57 donations
$3,895 to go
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