Of all our economic development strategies, education is the one with the greatest return on investment. Investment in the education of Maine people creates lifelong learners, opens pathways to promising careers, and produces civically engaged citizens. (Source: Educate Maine, Research & Reports, https://www.educatemaine.org/research-reports, January, 2021.)
Image: Arts are a core and integrated component across the entire curriculum
Image: Choice and customization of learning opportunities are essential.
Image: School and students are key contributing members of the community.
Image: Create a nurturing learning culture that is not limited to the school campus. As both an arts education and community center, it is important that this environment extends beyond the schools and the campus.
Snow Pond Center for the Arts campus is a lovely hidden gem that brings our region so much arts and culture with their concerts, students, and amazing staff! - - Katie Daugherty, President/CEO, Kennebec Valley Chamber