Are you ready to make the world a little more beautiful?We’re thrilled to share that, today only (5/23), a generous donor from our community will match every donation to music and the arts project on our site. Even better: The match covers the arts in every form. Paint brushes for kindergarteners? Matched. Middle-school music stands? Matched. Costumes for a high-school production of Les Mis? Matched.
Why support the arts?
Music and the arts are indispensable to a well-rounded education. But they’re also often the first thing cut when budgets are tight.The arts aren’t just a “nice to have” for schools. According to a study by Americans for the Arts, they help students become:
- 4X more likely to be recognized academically,
- 5X less likely to drop out, and
- 2X more likely to graduate college.
Teachers and students agree: The arts are essential.
When a student gets the chance to sing in the spring musical, play bass in the school band, or help paint a community mural, they learn more than a skill. They learn how to think creatively, persevere, keep an open mind, and express themselves in a healthy way.A generation of students is in the midst of their most formative years. You can make sure music, visual arts, dance, and theater are part of life for the students in every community!Teachers, visit our help center to learn more about the match.