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Viva Arts 10th Anniversary Celebration

The arts are a cause for celebration at the Friends Foundation. Hats Off To The Arts took place on Friday,February 19th, 2016!  Thank you to everyone who could attend, Check out this video that we showed during the evening. 

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."

Albert Einstein

  • Research from the U.S. Department of Education indicates training in the arts improves creativity and innovation. Students learn to approach issues with a critical mind and a positive attitude toward problem solving. Exposure to the arts enhances communications skills, which are essential tools for collaboration, while also developing flexibility and adaptability, all of which are instrumental life and learning skills.
  • The University of Florida conducted research that shows "on average, students who study the arts for four years in high school score 98 points higher on the SAT compared to those who study the same for half a year or less," and that "students who took music appreciation scored 61 points higher on the verbal section and 42 points higher on the math section."
  • Arts education helps prepare our students for the expectations of the 21st century workforce, which includes the ability to innovate, communicate, and collaborate.
    -California Alliance for Arts Education


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