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A student involved in the arts is four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.

Low-income students who are highly engaged in the arts are two times more likely to graduate college as their peers with no arts education   

Students who are involved in the arts are four times more likely to participate in a math and science fair    

Students who are involved in the arts are three times more likely to win an award for school attendance   

At-risk youth with NO arts classes have a drop-out rate of 22%

At-risk youth with LOTS of arts classes have a drop-out rate of 4%

The average SAT score of a student with four years of arts education is 100 points higher than a student with no arts classes 

72% percent of business leaders say that creativity is the number one skill they are seeking when hiring  

Business leaders believe that music, studio arts, creative writing, dramatic arts are ways to teach creativity

93% percent of Americans believe that the arts are vital to a well-rounded education   

 

*Data courtesy of Americans for the Arts