COVID cancelled Studio 345 graduation plans, but not creative experiences

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Why it matters: For seven years, ASC’s Studio 345 program has provided arts education experiences for high school students, fostering a sense of belonging and inspiring students to pursue goals after high school. By Giovanna Torres Communications Manager Ninety-nine students would have celebrated their graduation from ASC’s Studio 345 program in front of proud family …

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‘Nature Matters’ in Tech-Filled Lives of Teens

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Why This Matters: Through discovering their sense of self in the natural world, teen participants in ASC’s Studio 345 Journeys program became environmental stewards and advocates. By Natalie Blundell ASC Davidson College Impact Fellow Technological advancements mean that kids don’t have to go outside anymore to find something to do. The upside is that kids …

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Working Towards Equity in the Cultural Community

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Why This Matters: The work of ASC and the cultural community is vital in helping Charlotte address issues of access, equity, racism and structural exclusion. By Robert Bush ASC President The recent shooting and death of Keith Lamont Scott and the subsequent protests revealed deep-seated issues of access, equity, racism and structural exclusion that lie …

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ASC Summer Camp Empowers Children Creatively

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By David Fowler Communication Intern A love of learning and a love of school should be the same thing, right? However, many times our education system fails to reach every student and get the most of them creatively. There are restraints in terms of state-set curriculum and measuring achievement based on standardized testing scores. At …

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