By Cassie Grooms, Event Marketing Intern
Throughout my school career, I was fortunate enough to be exposed to the arts. In middle school, I was a member of the band (percussion section) and the choir. In high school, my favorite classes were Theater Arts and Advanced Theater Arts. I was lucky enough to be involved in every performance that took place while I was in high school, and my duties ranged from running the lights to being a chorus member.
The picture to the right is an actual picture from my high school’s performance of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Theater was extremely important to me because it was a creative outlet. It helped me come out of my shell and learn to express myself, skills which I still use today. The people surrounding me weren’t just other performers, they became my family! We bonded through our shared love of putting on a show. They are some of the best friends I’ve ever had and I never would have met them if it wasn’t for the fact that my school could afford to keep our arts programs.
It is so important for our children to have the option to experience the arts. It benefits them in so many ways, and helps them excel in their other fields of study. Sometimes all a child needs is one interaction with some art form in order for their lives to be changed for the better. You can help keep the arts around. Arts for Learning is always accepting donations, and every penny counts!