ACHF Arts Access
Through peer outreach, TU Dance will engage new underrepresented youth (ages 10-18) of color and/or from low-income families. Track number of ambassadors and qualifying participants in activities; track demographics of all participants, including race, gender, age/grade, and economic status (free/reduced price lunch); assess school partnerships via surveys/conferences. 2: Perceptual barriers to dance are broken down and overcome; economic barriers to participation are removed. Track number of qualifying participants provided economic access, including attire, tickets, and/or transit/parking subsidies; evaluate and document changes in youth and parent/guardian attitudes towards dance via pre and post surveys/meetings.
Via peer outreach classes and lecture-demonstrations, TU Dance engaged 1,848 youth and provided access to Center programs for 56 diverse new students. We tracked the number of students engaged through school partnerships involving our twelve youth peer ambassadors. Among both ambassadors and new students enrolled in Center programs as a result of the grant, we collected demographic data. We also collected student and classroom teacher surveys after in-school activities, and conducted face to face follow-up meetings with two school partners. 2: Economic barriers to participation were removed; perceptual barriers were addressed via participation of a diverse group of twelve youth peer ambassadors. We tracked all qualifying students and families provided with tuition, attire, transit, and TU Dance performance ticket subsidies. We surveyed new students after each program cycle to document goals and achievements, prior dance experience, perceptual changes, satisfaction with the experience, and comments. Parent/guardian input is collected in surveys and annual meetings on the value of subsidized participation, perceptions about student engagement, overall satisfaction, and suggested changes.
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