Why Make a Big Deal about Youth Art Month?

Why does it matter? Because as you know arts are often overlooked in this high stakes testing environment. But more importantly because recognizing the amazing work of our students and teachers builds confidence and understanding for the important role that art plays in the growth of children and in our communities. As art educators, Matt and I work on promoting Youth Art Month in various ways throughout the month. As a district we hang both a secondary and elementary exhibit and recognize the young artists in a special reception, where we give each student a certificate and small sketchbook. Additionally we recognize the best in district with an award and larger gift, our team works hard