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Arts Partners Inc

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Education, Education, Student Services

Mission: There is growing recognition that children who learn to think creatively, problem solve, and work as a team have a greater chance of future success. In the 21st century, many argue that the new basic skill for global competitiveness and individual fulfillment will be creativity. Research has shown that using the arts for learning provides the best way to encourage higher level critical thinking by taking what students hear, see and/or read, and using music, dance, visual art, drama, film making or other arts disciplines to create new learning. Arts Partners' artists bring the "leveraged learning" process to reading, writing, math, science, social studies: all the core subject areas. This "leveraged learning" effect is even more profound in "at-risk" students. Because we believe that creative minds make communities better, Arts Partners is dedicated to providing opportunities for all students from early childhood through high school to learn in the arts and through the arts.

Programs: The area's largest provider of arts-in-education programs for students from preschool through high school, serving more than 100 public, private and parochial schools and early childhood centers in a four county area with in-depth, curriculum connected, artist led classroom experiences that enable students to discover learning through the arts.

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Skyler L.

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Arts Partners helps Kansas students learn important thinking skills by integrating arts and design into the regular curriculum subjects. With over 40 practicing artists in a disciplines such as drawing, papermaking, music, game design, and more, Arts Partners inspires thousands of Kansas students in over 100 schools.