“A lot of the times the arts are what help kids push through school. A lot of the times, a lot of the arts, they don’t get recognition for doing anything good. In a way, I feel like if they got recognition it motivates the kids. At least I’m doing good in some area, so that motivates them to maybe push through in another area. It’s like more academic because it’s like if they’re doing good in this then maybe they might get some recognition for that too.” — Focus Group Report
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