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House Resolution Introduced in Recognition of Young Audiences Arts for Learning

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Mar 19, 2013

Earlier this March, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter introduced a Resolution to the House of Representatives designating the week of March 24-31, 2013 as National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week. This week will honor the contributions Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) has made to schools nationwide through its arts-in-education programs and to encourage Americans to recognize the important contribution the arts make to society.

The House resolution, introduced by Representative Slaughter (D-NY 25th District) co-chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus, states “arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines… is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students”. The House resolution also emphasizes that “arts education enables students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills… which supports academic success nationwide as well as personal growth outside the classroom.”

National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week will be observed across the country by Young Audiences affiliates with special events, school activities, long-term residencies and performances to promote awareness for YA’s arts-in-education programs. It is estimated that more than 30,000 students will be participating in a Young Audiences Arts for Learning program during this week.


About Young Audiences Arts for Learning
Founded in 1952, Young Audiences Arts for Learning is the nation’s leading source of arts-in-education services. YA’s mission is to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. Our network of 30 affiliates with 5,000 teaching artists reached five million children in over 8,000 schools and community centers with 88,000 programs, such as arts-integrated workshops and residencies and professional learning opportunities for educators and artists.

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