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Art and Music Campaign


With years of budget cuts threatening the stability of PUSD’s Art & Music Programs, we need your help now more than ever.

 

DONATE

Make a donation in any amount. Your 100% tax-deductible donation to Pasadena Educational Foundation will go towards the PUSD Arts & Music Fund.

 

ADVOCATE

Let your friends and neighbors know about the PUSD Arts & Music Fund, even if they don’t have children in the public schools.

Click here to download a flyer to share and help spread the word!
 

HOW WILL BUDGET CUTS IMPACT ARTS EDUCATION IN PUSD?


The potential loss of two music teachers will devastate the elementary music program. Up to half of our schools may lose their instrumental programs in the coming school year. This also jeopardizes secondary programs including orchestra, band and jazz ensembles.

Budget cuts will also end the provision of elementary art supplies, elementary choir and visual art coaches who provide instruction and professional development for classroom teachers.

District-wide performance opportunities like the All District Music Festivals and No Boundaries, the all-district art show, as well as museum visits through My Masterpieces will also be impacted.

100% of donations to the Arts & Music fund at PEF will support these equitably distributed, district-wide programs – elementary music, art supplies, coaches, all-district performances and exhibitions, and My Masterpieces.
 

WHY ARE THE ARTS IMPORTANT?


Arts education fosters critical thinking, innovation and teamwork – skills students need to participate in the workforce. Research shows that students who participate in art and music programs are at least three times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, score higher on SAT and ACT tests, be elected to class office, participate in math and science fairs and win awards for school attendance, poetry or essay writing. Learn more about the importance of arts education here and here.

For More Information

Interested in learning more about the Arts and Music Campaign?  Please contact Jennifer Olson at jolson@pasedfoundation.org or (626) 396-3600 x 88372