• Provides an opportunity for children to build self-confidence and independent thinking.
  • Helps students engage with community, civic and social issues.
  • Strengthens problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Develops aesthetic awareness.
  • Can help troubled youth find alternatives to destructive behavior.
  • Provides students a means of pursuing understanding of the world.
  • Teaches multicultural and historical perspectives.
  • Enables students to feel successful and unique.