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Fact Sheet: Literacy through the Arts Summer Enrichment and After-school Programs
Information and Highlights:
The after-school and summer programs offer children, literacy education through the arts. This school year, 40 district students participated in after-school programming at Greenbrook and Waterbury Elementary Schools and Spring Wood Middle School.
55 Keeneyville District #20 students registered for the Literacy through the Arts, summer program, up from 25 children last year.
District teachers and Faubourg Theatre teaching artists collaborate to create an integrated literacy-arts based summer and after-school enrichment curriculum aimed to increase reading comprehension, nurture social and emotional learning and engage parents.
90% of students attended consistently throughout the summer. 92% of the families participated in at least one of the family events this summer. 100% of the district’s teachers returned to teach this summer. Children from the literacy program performed in the Faubourg Theatre Summer Show.
The summer program culminated with a community picnic and dance performance by the children.
The majority of summer program participants signed up for our after-school program.
This year, the breadth and depth of our partnerships increased with Habitat for Humanity, The Hanover Park Village, First Eagle Bank, and other local banks, businesses, individuals, community organizations, and churches.
Testimonial: “My child believes in herself. Since my daughter has participated in the program, her self confidence and willingness to participate has soared. She's like another kid.”
Other highlights from this year include: Several advanced dancers in our pre-professional training program earned YAGP awards in classical and contemporary solos, including first place in classical, third place in contemporary, and top 10 in both classical and contemporary from YAGP Semi-finals in Chicago.
Three new Board Members have been added to Faubourg Theatre’s Board of Directors.
Please consider a contribution to: Faubourg Theatre, 1102 E. Lake St., Hanover Park, IL 60133 Attention: Laura Mudd LMudd@FaubourgTheatre.com 847-630-4425