Become a Partner
The National Endowment for the Arts supports the placement of the Arts high on the educational agenda. "To achieve their full potential as human beings, children need an education in the arts. As part of the heritage of our culture, the arts are forms of understanding that are fundamental to what it means to be an educated person. They are the richest and most far-reaching expressions of human creativity, achievement, and communication--from people to people, culture to culture, and age to age. The arts are indispensable ... for four important reasons:
-The arts engage students in learning in a variety of ways that enable them to develop many areas of intelligence.
-Research shows clearly that the arts help children build both basic and advanced thinking skills ... and problem-solving skills.... These are essential for lifelong learning, responsible citizenship.
-The arts reach students who are otherwise disempowered and disenfranchised by providing diverse routes to academic and personal achievement. They enhance self-discipline, hard work, and perseverance.
-The arts help students build solid connections with other academic areas ... they promote cross-cultural and interdisciplinary learning."
-Get involved—its fun! Volunteer to join a committee or assist other PAFers at an event or fundraiser. To let us know you're interested, call us at (215) 428-4175 or
Become a PAF Supporter
100% of your tax-deductible donation reaches the Pennsbury classrooms through mini-grant programs that link the arts to Pennsbury student learning. Please make checks payable to PAF.
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