10 Reasons Why The ARTS are good for Teenagers!

10 Reasons Why The ARTS are great for Teenagers!

  1. Enhances Creativity: Teenagers who engage in the arts have an opportunity to explore their creativity and express themselves in unique ways.

  2. Improves Cognitive Function: Studies have shown that participating in the arts can improve cognitive function, including memory, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking.

  3. Builds Confidence: Through artistic expression, teens can build self-esteem and confidence in their abilities, which can carry over into other areas of their lives.

  4. Encourages Self-Expression: The arts provide an outlet for teenagers to express their thoughts and feelings in a safe and constructive way.

  5. Promotes Emotional Regulation: Teenagers who participate in the arts have been shown to have better emotional regulation and a greater ability to manage stress.

  6. Builds Empathy and Understanding: The arts can help teenagers develop empathy and understanding for others, as they explore different perspectives and experiences.

  7. Fosters Collaboration: Many artistic endeavors, such as music ensembles, theater productions, and dance troupes, require teamwork and collaboration, which can help teenagers develop social skills and build relationships.

  8. Provides a Sense of Community: The arts offer a sense of community and belonging, as teenagers work together towards a common goal and share their creative talents with others.

  9. Encourages Cultural Understanding: Through the arts, teenagers can learn about different cultures and traditions, fostering greater understanding and appreciation for diversity.

  10. Provides Career Opportunities: For teenagers with a passion for the arts, participation in these activities can lead to future career opportunities in a wide range of fields, including fine arts, performing arts, and media production.

The NJAAAHA is excited to announce that we are currently planning our 2023 Summer Youth Arts & Heritage Academy.  This year, following all of the University’s health and safety guidelines, we will meet in person at West Virginia State University the week of July 10-15, 2023. 

Get your application for this year’s Norman Jordan African American Arts and Heritage Academy by clicking here!

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