Living the Arts through Language + Learning: A Report on Community-Based Youth Organizations
Heath, Shirley Bryce
Washington, DC: Americans for the Arts
Monographs 2 7, November 1998, 20 pages
The findings reported here stem from a research project which ran between 1987 and 1998. The study centered on the question of what happens in nonschool youth organizations judged by local youth living in low-income neighborhoods as highly desirable places to spend their time. In sites across the United States, long waiting lists and oversubscribed programs attest to the fact that certain kinds of activities draw young people into these particular learning environments.