What do the arts have to do with my future?
There is a lot of research to support the idea that students who spend time learning about the arts are more likely to be successful in higher education, but are also more likely to hold gainful employment and volunteer in their communities. Here are some powerful facts from Americans for the Arts:
- Students with an education rich in the arts have historically earned higher grade point averages and scored higher on the SAT than students without an arts education.
- A student involved in the arts is four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.
- Low income students who are highly engaged in the arts are more likely than their peers with low arts involvement to have obtained gainful employment, completed college, and to have volunteered in their communities.
- 72% of business leaders said creativity was the number one skill they were looking for when hiring.