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Artist residency enhances student wellness with after-school program

[caption id="attachment_49406" align="aligncenter" width="948"]The Amigérs pose with Robert Smalls International Academy School students in a classroom. The Amigérs (back, center) take time out from instruction to pose with Robert Smalls International Academy School students in a classroom.[/caption]

Responsible ARTistry is proud to partner with Robert Smalls International Academy to impact student wellness through a music education after-school program.

For four months, organization founders and teaching artists Mahoganee and Andre Amigér will spend Mondays-Thursdays from February to May working with middle school students to provide life skills through arts integration. Responsible ARTistry's three pillars are "Create, Perform and Inspire." This program will support Principal Bradley Tarrance’s efforts to develop leadership in all students. Ultimately, this program will use musical learning to cultivate confidence in students by tapping into their creative selves. according to Mahoganee Amigér. The program will also seek to increase love of reading and social skills, heighten students' mental awareness, and provide conflict resolution skills during its 16-week duration.
Responsible ARTistry, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in the Lowcountry of South Carolina serving Beaufort, Colleton and Clarendon counties. Please see www.ResponsibleARTistry.org for more information.   

Jason Rapp