The Arts fosters creative learning and helps children to stay connected, active and engaged in school.
Studies of child brain development show that quality arts education is one of only six factors that encourage healthy brain development in children.
Teaching with the Brain in Mind, Dr. Eric Jensen
- 10,000 students visit local arts organizations like the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and Frederik Meijer Gardens each year.
- The SAF purchased 400 new musical instruments for bands and orchestras.