Students achieve extraordinary things when they have support.
Art reengages students with their academics. Americans for the Arts recently found that low-income students who are highly engaged in the arts have a 4% dropout rate and are twice as likely to attend college as compared to their peers with a low participation in the arts who have a 22% dropout rate. Low-income families often lack access to meaningful art experiences and rigorous educational enrichment opportunities. These experiences are essential for preparing our kids for college and increasing social mobility. Our students not only meet the benchmarks necessary for success but tackle social injustices through the creation of content-based art.
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Many of our students are overcoming huge obstacles including domestic violence, poverty and recent immigration. At Working Classroom we prepare students for life, college and careers by giving them the tools and training necessary to create change in their own lives and communities.