As former President Bill Clinton recently reminded audiences, arts classes have a variety of benefits for helping children develop skills for success in the classroom and beyond (see the article here). We have definitely seen the positive effects of organized music, art, and sports classes on the children at AYS. Not only do the kids enjoy the opportunity to learn new skills, but they help develop confidence, discipline, and creativity. If you have a skill you'd like to share, please let us know! And, stay tuned for future performances where the kids show off their talents!