EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Florida's Classroom - Creating a legacy - Building a dream
Arts are part of a complete education…a recent report by the Arts
Education Partnership found that the arts provide critical links for
students to develop crucial thinking skills and motivation to achieve
at higher levels. The same research suggests that students from
economically disadvantaged circumstances, those needing remedial
instruction, and very young children especially benefit from arts
Center anticipates working closely with the Leon County Schools,
schools in the surrounding counties, Florida State University, Florida
A&M and Tallahassee Community College. The Florida Center
will develop programming which will support academic goals with
learning through the arts. Educational programs will serve the needs of
all — from the pre-schooler, the K-12 student, the university student,
the arts practitioner, the professional educator, the devoted parent,
the curious adult, as well as the enthusiastic retiree. Performing Arts
Education expands the imagination and encourages students to think,
question and inquire about their world – it will give many kids and
adults alike, exposure to a world where their ideas matter, and where
they are supported and respected by their peers.
Florida Center for Performing Arts and Education can become "Florida's
Classroom".The Center looks forward to developing these programs.
Gadsden, Jefferson and Wakulla County School Boards have all voiced
support for The Florida Center after the The Florida Center Board of
Directors made a presentation at each of their meetings.
How will it improve our education system?
We plan to touch students of all ages.
of academic studies clearly demonstrate the strong and direct link
between exposure to the arts and improved academic performance.
Like a library, museum, or art gallery, a performing arts center can
act as a center of important cultural enrichment. From matinee
performances to student-run events, the Center will act as a vital link
between classroom and real-world performance arts education.
The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts reports that students who partipate in and study the arts:
- Have higher SAT scores;
- Are less likely to engage in deliquent behavious, enter juvenile court and dropout of school;
- Are better able to complete a task from start to finish;
- Are more resistant to peer pressure;
- Have a higher self esteem;
- Exhibit creativity and imagination; and
- Are better prepared to live and work in our diverse society.
Center will also enrich and be enriched by our exceptional
university-level artists. With a world-class film school, and
nationally recognized music and performance arts colleges there will be
limitless opportunities for the Center to integrate and collaborate
with our Universities, our Community College and their respective