The Power of Expressive Painting: Extended Day, the Arts and At-Risk Youth
Students living in poverty, those who have failed one or more classes, those with truancy issues, and those who have multiple discipline referrals lack appropriate coping mechanisms, healthy relationships with school personnel, and the ability to make use of their free time in healthy, productive ways. Eagle Enrichment seeks to assist these students by providing high-quality arts instruction in addition to regular school day instruction. The impact of Arts Instruction on at-risk students has proven to have a positive impact on academic achievement, behavior, and student confidence. Eagle Enrichment personnel will provide painting classes before the regular school day begins to help focus these students on their purpose as learners in our school. Students will complete quarterly reflections as well as achieve documented improvement in their academic achievement, attendance, and behavior.