The infusion campus, a new model, completed 5 years of the strongest after-school arts-learning program in the area. We provided a safe, positive and nurturing environment in which over 500 children grew through arts learning. The infusion campus program served students in grades 1-7 and offered flexible class schedules to meet the needs of families after-school care. The program immersed students in music, dance, theatre, visual and media arts, as well as tutoring and homework academic guidance. We also provided nine-week Arts Intensive Sessions, featuring photography, glass studies and painting for older, returning students. Classes were taught by local educators and artists, and all classes were aligned with the Ohio Academic Content Standards and professionally assessed each year.
A great deal has been learned, and the infusion campus has planted seeds of cultural success in children that will become adults who value the arts. It has been a pleasure to work with the children.