Cultivate Upward Creativity

LÓRIEN ACADEMY OF THE ARTS PROVIDES HIGH QUALITY ART EDUCATION & EXPERIENCES FOR WEST CHARLOTTE YOUTH

Of the 50 largest cities in the u.s., Charlotte, Nc has the worst social mobility

engagement with The Arts effectively empowers upward mobility

Access to the arts is severely both in and out of school for low-income youth

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WHY ART?

 

Creativity is the #1 skill 72% of business leaders look for in new employees*

In a Harvard study on social mobility** across the U.S., Charlotte ranked dead last!  This means low-income youth in Charlotte have the odds stacked against them!

And yet, school budgets continue to cut the arts!

The best way we can equip and empower the low-income youth of Charlotte for upward mobility is to give them access to high quality arts opportunities, which will cultivate The 3 C's!

 

The 3 C's!

  • CREATIVITY

  • ConfidencE

  • CRITICAL THINKING

Studies show The 3 C's develop naturally through engagement with the arts!

Cultivating The 3 C's in low-income students empowers them dream bigger and equips them for success in pursuit of those dreams!

COMPARED TO THEIR PEERS, LOW-INCOME STUDENTS WHO ENGAGE THE ARTS ARE..

3x

Less likely to drop out of high school

2x

More likely to attempt a 4-year college

3x

More likely to earn their bachelor's degree