CORE AREAS OF IMPACT – FINE ARTS
The Highland Foundation has a long history of providing support for band, choir, orchestra, theater and all forms of the arts. Each year, grants are awarded directly to support these important educational experiences.
Art As Therapy
This grant offers Highland High School students Social Emotional Learning (SEL) opportunities through small and large group art projects on a monthly basis during A.L.L. or after school. In addition, the National Art Honor Society (NAHS), plans to initiate a student committee whose goal is to create SEL opportunities for HHS moving forward.
Island Sounds with The University of Akron Steel Drum Alumni Ensemble
The purpose of this project was to continue the education of island music and engage all 4th, 5th and K-5 intensive needs students at Granger Elementary School by facilitating a workshop with the University of Akron Steel Drum Alumni Ensemble. The musicians explained the importance of steel drum music and taught students the playing techniques. Students were fully submerged in this diverse culture and its instruments. They even created and performed in their own ensembles! The ensemble also offered a free evening concert for community members as a special treat!