Advocacy through Arts
Arts have been shown to enrich the lives of young people and provide several opportunities for improving academic performance, remedying antisocial behaviors, and it increases awareness of emotions. It promotes self-esteem, motivation, concentration, decision-making, encourages creativity, self-expression, and improves connections among individuals. When youth create visual representations of what they feel—whether it’s through drawing, painting, sculpture, or even conceptual art—they must absorb and process the material deeply, and think about how to express it. ExcelGDS offers art workshops, which are facilitated by experienced art educators. Through the arts, we promote self-discovery and the development of high self-esteem and discovery.