ArtSmart launched its pilot program at Newark East Side High School in September 2016. The first program of its kind, ArtSmart is bringing professionally-taught voice lessons to 12 students every week, free of charge. Working with our mentors, these children are receiving a level of music education and mentor-ship that would not be possible without ArtSmart. Our students have been making strides in musical ability and benefiting from the overall guidance of our mentors. Currently they are working towards an end-of year concert, the opportunity to perform on stage with both peers and professionals. This is the first opportunity of its kind for many of the students.
After a successful pilot program in Newark, ArtSmart is growing rapidly. We have reached agreement with two new schools to start programming in September 2017 in San Francisco and Philadelphia, giving us national reach. We are continuing to expand the program with help from our generous donors. Our expansion goals include:
Over the long term, ArtSmart has huge goals. We aim to be a driving force of education in the United States for many years to come. For one, we consider ourselves a direct countermeasure to the shrinking arts programs in public schools. Secondly, we are champions of the public performance, believing in the power of live music to bring a community together. Thirdly, we are technocrats, (despite our strong roots in classical tradition) and believe in integrating new technology into proven education techniques.
Just some of our longer-term goals include:
Music Lessons Given in 2017 (projected)
Schools Serviced through 2018 (Projected)
Students Enrolled through 2018 (projected)
Music Lessons Given through 2018 (projected)
By giving to ArtSmart, not only are you helping to guarantee and expand the program we are currently running, you are also taking a step towards creating an even greater future. With your donation and your voice, together can achieve very real progress towards improving the educational future of our country.