The Kravis Center for Performing Arts is more than just a gorgeous performing arts venue- the Palm Beach County landmark is a non-profit committed to enriching the lives of students and educators in South Florida by providing engaging and enlightening arts education programs. In fact, since opening in 1992, the Kravis Center has provided access to the performing arts for about 2.3 million schoolchildren.
You may ask how this improves our youth in the community, and while as an Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts alumni I may want to say “It just does”, there are actually studies to prove it. According to Princeton, integrating the arts into school curriculum improves academic performance and student discipline, while it also revitalizes neighborhoods and promotes economic prosperity. It also improves physical and psychological well-being, and provides a catalyst for the creation of social capital and the attainment of community goals.
In simple terms, introducing kids to the arts opens their minds to find creative ways to express themselves in a healthy way and to contribute to a community, while learning necessary discipline in order to reach a goal.
For educators, the Kravis Center offers the S*T*A*R Series, a diverse array of top-quality programming. A current list of performances can be viewed HERE.
In the community, The Kravis Center offers a series of arts education classes, workshops, and lectures to take art lovers like you behind the curtain. A current list of continuing arts education courses can be viewed HERE.