What is life without Art? Music? Dancing? Theatre? Art makes a home, dancing satisfies the soul, music is the rhythm of life, and theatre, in its various forms, entertains. These things shape us, inspire us, and create a life far from ordinary. Personally, we have built a life around art that we are proud of and hope has delivered happiness and love to those that take interest. I have dedicated a large portion of my life to improving my photography skills, developing my style, and ultimately shaping my life around my passion. We are incredibly grateful for the chance to live this life, and every single child should be afforded the same opportunities, regardless of economic status. Brilliance is not discovered through monetary privilege, but simply by opportunity.
P.S. ARTS provides this opportunity.
"P.S. ARTS is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing arts education to underserved public schools and communities. P.S. ARTS is the only organization in Southern and Central California that provides yearlong arts education in dance, music, theater, and visual arts to every child in a school during the regular school day. Without our programs, children in these underfunded school districts would not have access to the arts. P.S. ARTS also coordinates with school administrators and parent groups to provide community outreach services designed to increase the community’s capacity to advocate for educational equity and to provide critical cultural experiences for the entire family. P.S. ARTS programs help level the educational playing field by teaching creative and cognitive skills to students struggling to overcome economic, ability, or literacy barriers that will better equip them to be competitive and successful people. Studies show the arts keep children motivated and engaged, and with the high school dropout rate in Los Angeles County as high as 50% in recent years, the children in our community need the arts now more than ever." -P.S. ARTS Mission Statement