The CBO & Friends Youth Sponsored Children’s Arts Challenge
RDRC, PSEG and National Grid during the holidays, launched the “Youth Sponsored Children’s Arts Challenge” to several local schools as a part of their initiative to bringing art and culture to the Rockaway Community. RDRC believes through the arts and culture provides social and economic benefits to the community, ie. learning and health, increased tolerance, and opportunities to enhance the quality of life.
Art helps children learn and practice skills like patterning and cause and effect (i.e., “If I push very hard with a crayon the color is darker”). Also, art contributes to the practice of critical thinking skills by making a mental plan or picture of what children intend to create and following through on their plan.
If you would be interestd in partnering with us in encouraging wellness through arts to the Rockaway children, please feel free to contact RDRC at 718.327.5300 – Mon-Fri. 9am to 5pm.
Artwork Courtesy: Students of PS/MS 43 & PS 104