KID smART blends academic subjects with dance, drama, poetry and visual art to make New Orleans public schools more joyful and effective places to learn.

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Category:Arts & Culture
KID smART engages children in dynamic, creative and rigorous learning through the arts. We do this by:

-Placing teaching artists in 12 New Orleans public schools to co-plan and co-teach with classroom teachers;
-Providing monthly workshops in arts integration to 85 public school teachers;
-Piloting an Artful Families program to help parents and guardians support positive child development through the arts;
-Offering Homegrown, a teaching artist institute targeted to arts of color and artists native to New Orleans;
-Working alongside other organizations to advocate for arts education and broaden the conversation around the definition of student success.
Real quotes from real KID smART students ...

"I would tell my friends that KID smART is fun and that you are engaged and inspired and if you don't think you can do it you will be proud when you do."

"KID smART helped me understand more about science through art, which I can relate to more."

"KID smART is when you go into your mind and you get all the bad things that's going on out."