“Teaching life skills through stage skills”
With a slew of budget cuts forcing schools in Milwaukee and across the nation to cut art and library programs, the question being begged is, “How will this impact children?”
This week we invite Rob Goodman, Managing Director and Founder of First Stage Children’s Theater and Academy, to be a guest on this podcast. A longtime advocate of the arts in Milwaukee, Goodman believes that arts education leaves a lasting impression on children, fostering a sense of empowerment through creativity.
Through arts education, students learn to be more open not only with others, but with themselves. By polishing essential qualities like team building and confidence, students are able to express themselves individually and collectively.
While the battle over Wisconsin’s budget is being waged in Madison, academic budgets in Milwaukee are feeling the wrath as art programs fall to the wayside. On today’s podcast, Rob and I discuss the unfathomable effect that arts education can have on growth and development as well academic achievement, and also how arts training translates into the workforce and boosts the local economy.
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