The arts bring kids to school even on the rainiest days, the late columnist William Safire once noted, and it’s still true today. The arts also play a vital role in a community’s quality of life and contribute to a vibrant local economy.
Cities can participate directly in youth arts programs that have lasting impacts. Arts programs benefit not only the young people who participate but also the broader community.
1. Music and Performing Arts Improve Life Skills and More
2 Using the Arts to Address Youth-Related Issues