Mission and Vision
Jump-Start Performance Co.’s Arts Education Program builds long-term collaborations with schools, organizations, youth, and other community members. We believe that teaching multi- disciplinary arts techniques and critical thinking skills nurtures mutual respect and individual creativity to effect dynamic change in our community.
Art is a powerful tool for empowering individuals to discover constructive ways to make their voices heard, to impact their communities, and to take control of their future. Through the arts, individuals can hone higher-level thinking skills, explore group processes, problem-solve for the future, develop creative potential and self-esteem, learn multidisciplinary processes (using various arts disciplines), and enhance cognitive development. In its educational work, Jump- Start plays a pioneering role in creating programs that focus on long-term collaboration and integrating the arts with social issues and academic achievement.