IGNITING CRITICAL LITERACY THROUGH THE ARTS
Mesa Arts Center is committed to utilizing the arts to build literacy in Valley youth. Through unique and collaborative partnerships with Valley-wide arts organizations, Mesa Arts Center provides a programmatic framework for exploration-based learning, bringing arts integration to a new level through critical literacy development.
Through PROJECT LIT, tools of creativity- storytelling, humor, improvisation, visual arts, poetry, movement and more- are the engines used to build critical skills like reading, writing, and speaking. We seek to cultivate a safe space for creative expression and to develop cultural, emotional and social literacy among participants in K-12 settings.