youth art center
youth art center
I am currently a high school senior and I've been part my school's Drama Club for the past three years. Seeing many budget cuts affect the arts in my school, many youth don't have resources to create art. Thanks to Drama Club I've gained an interest for theater. I would have wished we had a Drama class rather than a club, because a class would provide much more resources and reach more students interested in that field. This is why my idea would be to create a fine art center, so students of all types from children to adults can have the opportunity to express themselves through art and have others acknowledge their hard work. Besides creating the center for just artistic kids, I would have a dance night every other Friday, strictly only for youth under the age of 21. Reason being would be so students can have the club night experience as youth, with out allowing alcohol or drugs, or any other negative influence in the room. Through the Youth Leadership Institute/ Friday Night Live I learned that youth are most influenced by their peers when it comes to alcohol and drugs. Our biggest message this year was to inform them they can have fun with out the use of alcohol. Many people would think dance clubs are not good ideas, but if provided to have this dance night for youth, it would reduce having students at house parties drinking, smoking, etc. Which in the end you know you helped one less person die due to violence at a house party or driving home drunk. Not only would teens lives not be in danger, teens will learn that its possible to have fun with out the use of alcohol. Overall this idea would benefit all types of teens by creating a positive, inspiring outlet from negative influences around them.