Police, Artist, and Community Engagement (PACE)

Educating Northern Anne Arundel County students is a community affair thanks to many Arts Empowered Minds Initiative partners, including the Anne Arundel County Police Department. Through the Police, Artist + Community Engagement (PACE) program, Lindale Middle School Students are uniting with local officers in arts-integrated, active learning together at arts and local cultural institutions.

On these adventures, participants are not just learning about sea life, or theatre, or contemporary art, but about each other. Students, teachers, Anne Arundel County police officers, and professional teaching artists from Young Audiences are engaged in thoughtful conversation, sharing ideas, and offering each other glimpses of how they each see the world. The insight, understanding, and caring resulting from PACE is a gift for the whole community.

The Power of Community: Professional Development in the Arts

An inaugural Arts Integration Conference held at the Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) showcased the strength and excellence of the Arts Empowered Minds Initiative (AEMI)‘s collective knowledge and resources. Over the...

Destination: MakerSpace

Anyone who has ever taken a shop class would find the MakerSpace at the Chesapeake Arts Center familiar. Whirring drills and the smell of sawdust and freshly cut wood might trigger olfactory memories that could take you straight back to middle school. But...

Arts Empowered Minds Initiative: Prioritizing Children and Learning

Written by Barbara Krebs, Young Audiences volunteer and Sunburst Society member It’s all about priorities. There are only 24 hours in a day, and as a busy person, you have to prioritize the most important things. I could tell that this principal really wanted to talk...

Creating Learning Opportunities Through the Arts

The Arts Empowered Minds Initiative (AEMI) is aimed at ensuring equitable access to the arts for Northern Anne Arundel County Public Schools through in-school arts integration, out-of-school arts programming, and professional development for teachers. Now...

Storytelling Visualized: Assigning Functions to a Narrative

YA artist TAHIRA and Amy Goodman from North County High School You can feel a good story in your core- the sadness, the suspense, the bitterness, and the beauty. We are good at registering and reacting to all of the characters, events, and plot twists a story throws...

Fostering Community through Police, Artist + Community Engagement (PACE)

Educating Northern Anne Arundel County students is a community affair thanks to many Arts Empowered Minds Initiative partners, including the Anne Arundel County Police Department. Through the Police, Artist + Community Engagement (PACE) program, Lindale...

Step by Step: The Power of the Arts

Written by Barbara Krebs,Young Audiences volunteer and Sunburst Society member As a pair of dancers performed, a group of elementary school children sat, crisscross applesauce, watching their every move. Valerie Branch, a dancer and choreographer with Young Audiences...

The Power of Unity

Through the Arts Empowered Minds Initiative (AEMI), Young Audiences teaching artist Valerie Branch worked with students and teachers at Belle Grove Elementary School. This video explores the school-wide impact of her modern dance residency with embedded professional...

Art Inspires Math Inspires Art: The Ripple Effect of Arts Integration

What does learning look like in June? It’s hot, kids are getting restless, and classes don’t typically get any easier academically. Quite the opposite, in fact, for Algebra 1 students and teachers at North County High School in Anne Arundel County Public Schools...

STEM Cells? Nah, STEAM Sells!

Written by Barbara Krebs, Young Audiences volunteer and Sunburst Society member Excited. Proud. Love. These are the three words that I heard repeatedly as I attended the unveiling of the mural that sixth-grade students from Brooklyn Park Middle School created. Though...

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