Paige was eager to take her first ever dance class at Downing Elementary school. She had no trouble expressing her excitement to the teacher; however, she struggled to connect with her peers. She became easily overwhelmed and often took breaks during class. Over the course of the eight week session the breaks became fewer and Y staff watched her confidence grow.
At the end of the session, Paige was delighted to share that her grandparents were coming to watch her during parent observation day. This was especially important to her because her father had recently gone to prison and would not be able to see her perform. Watching her step out on stage, it was evident how big an impact Y Arts Outreach made in her life. As her dance knowledge and skills expanded, so did her confidence, communication with peers, and her ability to express herself. The growth in Paige over the course of a single session is just one example of the lasting impression arts education leaves in the lives of our students.
Your donation to Y’s Annual Campaign will help more students like Paige discover their creativity, confidence, and voice. Thank you so much for supporting Y Arts Outreach!
Association Director of Arts
$100 provides three session, one school year of dance classes for one child
$300 provides one session of dance classes for 20 children
$500 provides one session of visual arts classes for 15 children
$1,000 provides three sessions, one school year of dance classes for 20 children
$1,500 provides three sessions, one school year of visual arts classes for 15 children