Message from Larry Thompson, President of Ringling College of Art and Design,
The collaboration between Ringling College of Art and Design and Youth Experiencing Art, Inc. has provided a personally enriching experience for all our many students who have participated in the YEA Arts program. Comments demonstrate that it has had a significant impact on our students, in that many will look for the opportunity to continue making community contributions as they move on to their new careers.
Equally gratifying is the impact Ringling College student artists have on children in our community who have benefited from utilizing arts integration as a tool for enhanced learning of core curriculum subjects. Community student and teacher feedback praise Ringling students for being instrumental in utilizing visual arts to enhance the teaching of core-curriculum subjects, such as science, history, literature, and language skills.