The David Benedict Memorial Fund was established in 2010 to help transform the lives and learning of young people through the arts by supporting Young Audiences, Woodruff Arts Center — Georgia’s leading provider of arts education programs. Each year, Young Audiences’ roster of more than 65 professional artists and ensembles bring the power of live arts experiences in music, dance, theatre and visual arts to more than 640,000 students. Funds donated to the David Benedict Memorial Fund will help inspire children in Atlanta’s Title I schools through the following programs:
smART stART is an arts-integrated approach to teaching early literacy and language concepts to kindergarten students in Title I schools. The smART stART program is delivered in the classroom by a professional Young Audiences teaching artist through an eight-session residency in either music, dance, theater or visual arts.
Arts for Learning Lessons
Arts for Learning Lessons is a supplemental literacy initiative that blends the creativity and discipline of the arts with learning science to raise student achievement in reading and writing and to develop skills for learning and life. The program was designed by the national Young Audiences, Inc. organization in collaboration with a team from the University of Washington and was delivered in metro Atlanta for the first time in 2010.
Under the guidance and direction of a professional Young Audiences teaching artist, students in the digital storytelling residency experience the full process of creating a digital story based in a personal narrative. This includes delving into the creative process, improving writing skills, exploring narrative elements and discovering a variety of digital art forms.
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