As we all know, in schools across the country, the arts have all but disappeared from the school day.
In an article in the East Bay Weekly, in Oakland California, journalist Ellen Cushing writes:
"According to a survey of local education agencies conducted by the California Department of Education, some 48% of districts were forced to cut or eliminate their arts, music and drama departments between 2008-2010. Many educators predict further cuts as funding continues to shrink."
"Take My Word For It!"'s goal is to fill in this arts education gap by providing kids the opportunity to practice the literary arts in after-school and community-based classes.
Arts help kids thrive! We think that the imagination is a vital part of learning!