The Power of Combining Youth Development Principles, Culture and Arts

Findings From a Study of the Culture and Arts Development Initiative

The Skillman Foundation

2007, 31 pages. The Skillman Foundation, 100 Talon Centre Drive, Suite 100, Detroit, MI 48207, 313-393-1185

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This study from the Skillman Foundation features the results of an evaluation of its Culture and Arts Youth Development Initiative, which integrates youth development with arts and culture by providing youth in underdeveloped neighborhoods opportunities to participate in long-term exposure to the arts. The findings are based on the evaluation of the first four years of the program. It pro-vides the initial goals and questions of the program, as well as insights for other foundations interested in funding arts-based youth development.