Kerr-Vance Academy in Henderson, North Carolina wins this year's Elevate the Arts program taking home the top prize of $10,000!
Their philosophy? Glad you asked.
"Art classes help children to develop important life skills. They help children be creative, and learn problem solving, perseverance, non-verbal communication, and dedication, all while having fun. Art lets children express themselves and focus energy in order to develop essential life skills.
"Art does not have to occur just in the art room but can be used to further study in many curriculum topics; and not just in grade school, but higher grades as well."
Columbia Elementary and Conant Elementary, both in Michigan, took home second-place prizes, and ten other schools stretching from coast-to-coast earned third place, each awarded the $2,500 prize.
For a deeper look at the contest and winners visit: http://www.americangirl.com/play/girl-of-the-year/saige/elevate.php
Thank you for all your support!
MacEwen, Campaign Leader
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If they can give a little, can't we? Every dollar you give goes to support Arts Education Advocacy efforts and shows companies just how much we care and just why they should too. Every day we read about companies who take advantage of everyday people like you and me. So, when a company like American Girl grants $45,000 to Arts Education programs across the USA, that should be celebrated. You…
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