School budgets for creative art programs are being cut so severely that drama is no longer being offered in most schools in the United States.
As a result, children will learn how to read and write, but will they think creatively, speak up for themselves clearly, and bask in positive recognition that quality drama programs can produce?
In addition, children who lack confidence in themselves are likely to become a bully or be a victim of bullying. Drama participation builds confidence so children and teens speak up for themselves and others.
What is the value of high self esteem and confidence that a child can gain from being in dramatic arts? Where will it lead them? What will they contribute to society through the experience? We exist because the answer is unquantifiable, yet limitless.