More Than A Number

A Recent Article Written by A Step Beyond’s Artistic Director, Jennifer Oliver and published by Americans for the Arts

“I believe strongly that developing young artists is of great value and not just because an arts education will improve academic scores.  Tapping into the arts offers a pathway for students to access their deepest and most authentic selves and provides them with a creative outlet for expression and reflection.  While helping students improve their academic scores and increasing student graduation rates is a goal of my work, it is not the core value.  Academic achievement does not define their value as individuals and should not define the value of my program.”

– See more at:  More Than A Number