Fostering Arts Education Through a University-Afterschool Partnership
By Alison E. Leonard, David S. Fleming, Melanie Lewis, and Sheliah Durham
The arts, long a staple part of afterschool programming, continue to offer an engaging way to enrich curriculum, impart content, and develop skills in K–12 students. Arts experiences can positively affect young people’s developmental, behavioral, social, and intellectual capabilities (Afterschool Alliance, 2012; Montgomery, Rogovin, & Persaud, 2013; Stiegelbauer, 2008).
Tags: Engagement, Professional Development, STEM, Youth Development, Academic Subjects, Arts, Outcomes, Partnership, Creative Youth Development