Connecting Our Community Through Art of Dessert: April 2021 Newsletter
Over the course of 17 years our community has donated $4.6 million through our Art of Dessert fundraiser, and those funds have impacted almost 500,000 students through accessible programs that teach using the arts. The arts challenge us to look at other points of view, challenge us to empathize with others, and foster a sense of community and belonging in a way no other discipline can. Through our programs we have observed the power the arts have in teaching lessons of perseverance, leadership, and cooperation. Educational offerings like our From Page to Stage literacy program, Music for Schools instrument lending library, Mariachi Ensemble, and Summer Camps enable students of all learning styles to comprehend lessons more deeply and retain information longer. At the same time, students cultivate and strengthen relationships, decision-making, and self management skills that will support them throughout their lives. Continue reading.