Youth who are engaged in learning experiences that incorporate art often improve their accomplishments in other areas of their life. Studies have shown that middle and high school students that were involved in a high arts program did better on standardized testing than youth who were not in an arts program (Ruppert, 2006). With the importance of the arts in youths’ lives Baker County 4-H is hosting a Special Interest (SPIN) club that is focusing on the arts.
The Clovers & Colors SPIN Club will take place every Monday in April from 4pm-6pm at the Baker County Extension Office. The club is limited to the first 14 youth and it is for ages 10 and up. The cost is $25 for materials. Be sure to wear clothes that can get paint on them!
Payment can be made online at Eventbrite (https://4hcloverscolors.eventbrite.com) or at the Baker County Extension Office with cash or check. Please call 904-259-3520 and get your name on the list!
Ruppert, S.S. Critical Evidence How the Arts Benefit Student Achievement. National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, 2006.