Why the


program is important

Due to the extreme upheaval and chaos in our world and country at present, there has never been a greater need for bullying prevention education and the arts in our schools. Students from all backgrounds and cultures need to build their self-confidence as well as to learn tools to help them cope and thrive in an increasingly controversial society. Children who have experienced SAFE through the arts are more easily able to identify positive attributes within themselves than children from the similar demographics and cultural backgrounds who have not been participated in SAFE through the arts.

In addition, children who have participated in SAFE through the arts have been able to more easily able to employ their imaginations through dramatic role-play and writing and drawing exercises in order to visualize themselves as positively contributing members of our society in the future. Furthermore, students who have participated in SAFE through the arts are more aware of how to appropriately express their emotions towards others. They are also more likely to integrate the values of self-love, cooperation, accepting others who are different, speaking kindly to one another, and treating one another with respect and compassion. These are all important skills, which children when taught at a young age, will carry with them into adulthood.

Music has been proven to be an important tool

For learning academic subjects including math. The incorporation of songs reaffirming the positive messages and key components of SAFE through the arts helps to make the program effective. Also, music, along with the other art modalities integrated into the program, is an important tool for expression and creative problem-solving.

SAFE affirmation beach ball activity

In addition

Thirteen New York learning standards and many core curriculum requirements for Pre-K and kindergarten while also addressing character education requirements. The use of the multiple learning theory within the program ensures that each student, regardless of how they learn, will be able to absorb the vital life lessons taught during the SAFE through the arts program.