Success Principles for Afterschool Arts Programs From Urban Youth

November 18, 2013

How can high-quality arts programs attract and retain low-income urban tweens?

Drawing on hundreds of interviews with young people, their families, leaders of exemplary programs and others nationwide, this report offers some answers, including 10 principles for developing effective programming. An infographic illustrating key findings, a report “knowledge-in-brief,” a video introduction and video profiles of six outstanding arts organizations offer compelling supplemental reading and viewing.

PLUS, VIDEO: How can high-quality arts programs attract and retain low-income urban tweens? Hear directly from experts in arts learning and youth development, as well as from program directors of six arts programs nationwide that are models for engaging young people ages 10 to 13 here.


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