Using the Arts to Fight the Effects of Housing Insecurity

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Using the Arts to Fight the Effects of Housing Insecurity

07-06-2021

Since 2016, unstable housing for young people in 5th grade or higher increased by 20-23%—a damning statistic with catastrophic ripple effects. A study from the Seattle Public Schools and Creative Advantage sought to address this crisis, focusing on high school students in their two-year arts program from 2018–20. The study examined how the arts and creative youth development could boost attendance, engagement, and matriculation, finding that culturally responsive teaching practices and teaching artists who reflected the diversity of their students proved to be source points for successful engagement. Learn more about the results at Creative Advantage.

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