Multicultural Education And Counseling Through The Arts Program

1355 WordsDec 3, 20166 Pages
I conducted this project based on the multicultural education and counseling through the arts program also known as MECA. A community program that is currently “Creating a brighter future for Houston since 1977” (“Homepage-MECA”, 2015). MECA is a community-based non-profit organization committed to the healthy development of underserved youth and adults through arts and cultural programming, academic excellence, support services, and community building (“Homepage-MECA”, 2015). MECA serves thousands of students and their families each year by providing quality arts education, and support services such as; tutoring, mentoring, and counseling. I chose MECA as my organization because it shares the same values that I have. MECA’s believes in quality instruction because it will help build the lives of kids, provide children with opportunities to grow strong, and demonstrate that they can make a real difference in the world. Alongside I noticed that the most dedicated and passionate educators and volunteers help teach children at MECA lessons that will serve them well for the rest of their lives. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to examine how do art education intervention programs affect children 's success in school? By providing my perspectives based on my observations and research. To begin with, MECA is an organization that emphasizes creativity to nurture artistic growth and expression to imply diversity within the community. This philosophy was put to a test on
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