WHY ART?

Think about the skill sets & mindsets necessary for someone born into poverty to rise above those circumstances…

  • Courage

  • Sense of Value & Self-Worth

  • Work Ethic, Discipline, & Perseverance

  • The Ability to Problem Solve & Reverse Engineer

  • Imagination, Ambition, & Foresight

We broadly umbrella these under what we call “THE 3 C’s” - Creativity, Confidence, & Critical Thinking. Through research and observation, we believe engagement with the arts is the most effective way to develop these skill sets and mindsets.

We provide high quality art education & experiences for youth in west Charlotte because we believe it is the most effective way to equip, encourage, and empower them to rise up out of poverty!


 

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 empowers youth to dream bigger dreams, encourages them to pursue those dreams, while equipping them to be successful in making those dreams become reality!

COMPARED TO THEIR PEERS, LOW-INCOME YOUTH 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