How the Boys & Girls Clubs Brought Arts to Tweens

Wallace Foundation

Six Midwestern Boys & Girls Clubhouses Make Room for High-Quality Arts Instruction

Any parent who has ever faced an eye-rolling 12-year-old knows that tweens can be difficult to please. So is it possible for a youth organization to develop arts programming for 10 to 14-year-olds that is not only top-notch and demanding but free of tween skepticism?

Six Midwestern Boys & Girls Clubs clubhouses, part of three clubs, may have found a way, according to a new study, Raising the Barre and Stretching the Canvas: Implementing High Quality Arts Programming in a National Youth Serving Organization.

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