Invest In Us Now: Inspire Kids, Inspire Change
More than ever before, Canada needs engaged young people who have the skills, tools and attitudes necessary to become expert, life-long learners imbued with a passion to contribute to 21st century society. There is no time to waste in preparing children and youth for a future where they must think critically, act collaboratively, embrace inclusivity, and encourage their inquisitiveness to deliver creative solutions to both entrenched and emerging challenges, expressed with clarity and conviction. The skills and abilities required for success in the 21st century are an educational priority.
There is increased concern for improving the important relationship between the quality of learning environments and student success. Existing patterns and organizational practices don't seem to be serving our young Canadians as well as they used to; and student attendance, engagement, behaviour, and achievement are suffering as a result. The statistics are significant. Student dropout rates across the country range from 10% to 32%, while up to a staggering 60% of urban, suburban and rural students are chronically disengaged from learning by the time they reach high school.
How ArtsSmarts Helps
ArtsSmarts is uniquely positioned to address the challenges of student disengagement and the requirements of the 21st century learning agenda. Evaluative research into our approach of arts-infused, inquiry based teaching and learning has shown that ArtsSmarts can result in increased student attendance, engagement and success in a wide variety of school settings, especially with vulnerable Grade 6-12 students and those with special needs. Our numbers are significant. In 2010-2011 alone, ArtsSmarts has impacted the lives of over:
- 22,672 students
- 1,614 teachers
- 370 artists
- 286 schools
Just think what the impact has been since our inception 13 years ago! Whether it's a child in Northern Alberta who finds family healing when a brother decides to return to school, or a youth in Montreal who learns that her graffiti tagging can be embraced as a learning tool, ArtsSmarts helps children and youth bring their education and their community together in meaningful and life-changing ways.
How You Can Help
It is through this work that ArtsSmarts has become a leading organization, playing a vital role in transforming Canada's education models. And it's your investment in ArtsSmarts that supports our children and youth as they take on the 21st Century.
Yes, your investment makes change possible. With it, ArtsSmarts can develop more arts-infused, inquiry based teaching and learning opportunities across Canada. More children and youth will become engaged with their learning, building their, creativity and confidence. Our young people will discover that they intrinsically have the tools for success; and communities will come together and celebrate these successes.
Ways to Help
From monthly giving to one-time support, we encourage you to choose the most convenient way to invest that suits you:
- Through CanadaHelps
- By mail (PDF form)
- By telephone - call us at +416.888.1882 x 111
You can make the donation in your name or as a wonderful way to recognize someone extraordinary in your community. You can give in honour of a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or wedding, or as a thoughtful tribute in memory of a family member, friend or colleague. A card will be sent on your behalf to acknowledge your gift and a receipt will be issued to you for income tax purposes.
If you wish to make a donation of securities, please contact us +416.888.1882 x 111. We will be pleased to work with you promptly to arrange for your contribution.
And, if we haven't convinced you yet...
Watch our video on YouTube to find out what ArtsSmarts is all about.
Please give a child the gift of a powerful learning experience. Support ArtsSmarts today with a tax-credible donation.
Make your investment in ArtsSmarts now. Our charitable registration number is 80421 3551 RR0001.