Strong children create strong communities; invest in a child’s future, and you invest in your own.
The moment you meet the children in our programs it’s clear they’re clever, curious, exuberant, and have enormous potential. Step outside, and you’ll also see the enormous challenges they face – including poverty, neglect, abuse, and neighborhoods where gangs, drugs and violence are daily realities.
Free Arts offers under-served children the opportunity to rise above these challenges, and our results are visible far beyond the artwork they create. In addition to learning how to positively express themselves, children also develop the skills, resources and resiliency they need to realize their fullest potential:
- Free Arts children show statistically significant growth in positive behaviors and attitudes that make them less likely to drop out of school, use drugs or join gangs;
- 97% of children in our programs believe that when they grow up they’ll be able to accomplish the things they set out to do; and
- 99% of children in our programs believe they’ll grow up to do things that are important
An investment in Free Arts is an investment in the potential of New York City’s youth.
We change the lives of thousands of children every year, but there are so many more we need to reach. 1 in 5 families in New York City lives in poverty, and over 400,000 children are currently shut out of after-school programs. Resilient, educated children equal resilient, educated communities – which benefit all New Yorkers. So please join us in making an investment we can truly be proud of. Invest in the potential of New York City’s youth, and help Free Arts create a stronger future for us all.
Thanks for your support!