WHEN EDUCATION WAS A CHALLENGE, ART CAME TO BRING IN COMPREHENSION
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
Literacy through the Arts Summer Enrichment Program
Keeneyville School District 20 and Faubourg Theatre collaborate to engage students who are struggling in school and/or at home in the Literacy Through the Arts Summer Enrichment Program. This collaboration includes community members, arts and educational organizations, and families to support students to maintain academic gains made during the school year, focusing on reading comprehension, math concepts, and social-emotional growth. The performing arts engage the children to express themselves and their ideas, bridging their development as thoughtful and creative thinkers.
For more information, click here for program details in the invitation letter and register for our program.
Literacy through Dance After-School Program
After School Program at Greenbrook Elementary School
Wednesdays 2:30-4:00 pm.
Faubourg Theatre + Caribbean Schools Arts Partnership
The Casey family is from the Caribbean islands and accordingly, Faubourg Theatre is committed to serving, when possible, the children and families of the islands through arts and education.
We approach this project in several different ways and from various directions.
1. Tropical Storm Relief effort in Dos D'Ane Primary School, Dominica.
We provide books, school supplies and teacher professional development around linguistic validation and enrichment (Creole) through read alouds along with cultural dance rehearsals with the students since Oct. 2015
2. Literacy / Arts Support in Saint Croix, USVI at Juanita Gardine Elementary School.
This is the elementary school Mr. Casey attended as a child and we have an ongoing partnership, supporting the students through school supplies, reading material and art supplies.
3. March 2017 / Staff Professional development arts and education.
Modeling Cultural and linguistic relevant read-aloud and dramatization with elementary school students. Cultural dance lesson with Faubourg Theatre instructor and The Caribbean Dance Company.
Literacy through the Arts Dance Performances
Faubourg Theatre produces a winter and summer dance performance. Each performance includes scholarship tickets for under-resourced families.
The Theatre serves by performing dance pieces for community events e.g., Hanover Park Tree Lighting Ceremony, Hanover Park Village Resource Fair, and the Presbyterian Senior Homes in Evanston including inter-generational conversations with the residents and ballerinas.