Children & Families At Risk
Arts programs serving children at risk, including homeless and troubled youth, and families in transition
These arts programs are developed for social services and schools to support education through arts integration and to make learning to read, understanding math, and grasping science and history easier for students. Arts programs also support adaptive and transitional behavior, or can be used as an avenue that helps participants communicate, cope with depression or survive a crisis. Schools and social service agencies that are seeking programs that will improve self esteem, improve test scores, reduce drop-out rates, teach about healthier lifestyles, the environment, and support a better future are invited to contact ARTreach. We are combining mentoring, education and life skills with the arts. These are valuable programs ARTreach delivers to children and families at risk.
We have delivered these arts programs at the following:
Individuals with Special Needs
Arts programs and performances designed for children and adults with special needs
These arts programs promote art vocations and training for students with special needs and transitioning from high school into adult living. These arts programs are customized to meet objectives associated with education, enrichment, life skills and quality of life for a special needs audience.
ARTreach programs serving senior citizens, including the fragile elderly or individuals with Alzheimer’s
These arts programs are designed to improve the mental, emotional and physical state of an individual or group. We have delivered these arts programs at the following:
- Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels (at eight community centers)
- Mamie George Community Center (for Catholic Charities)
- Providence Place
- The Forum
Community at Large
ARTreach also offers quality arts programs and performances designed to engage the general community while spreading awareness of our mission. The arts support education, economic development and cultural tourism. Contact ARTreach to discuss bringing an ARTreach arts program and/or a performance to engage your community in your city's cultural development programs.