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a world where young people have no access to the dramatic arts, where students’
test scores are the only measure of a child’s success. In many parts of the
country, this is the reality as families cannot afford to go to the theatre, and
schools continue to cut drama and music programs.
to a recent Census Bureau report, 46.2
million people in the U.S. live below the poverty line—in other words, 1 in
6 Americans are poor. Why should theatre
for children and youth matter when countless Americans are struggling
simply to make ends meet?
part of the youth theatre and education community, you know exactly why it matters.
AATE is the organization
that sustains teaching artists and art
educators with cutting-edge research and information, practical teaching
tools, and the passionate advocacy and support that they need to bring theatre
to our children. And AATE needs you.
Take up the challenge issued by U.S. Secretary of
Education Arne Duncan during his speech at this year’s AATE conference, "Despite the brutal budget
climate in the states and Washington, arts
education must not just survive but thrive,”
he said. "Our nation’s students need a
well-rounded education to succeed in the 21st century and that
should include engagement with the theatre arts.”
Will you help us
thrive? Consider making a tax-deductible donation to AATE today. Join us in celebrating the courage and
creativity of theatre artists, educators and scholars, as we work together to
connect, inspire, and support each other in transforming young people and
communities through the theatre arts.
you for your support!
Holidays from the entire AATE network,
A. Kelin II
AATE Board of Directors
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