March Is Youth Art Month

Please stop by the Goochland County Public Library during the month of March. Select works by GCPS students, Kindergarten through Seniors, will be on display!

Youth Art Month (YAM) is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs. Established in 1961, YAM provides a forum for acknowledging skills that are not possible in other subjects. The Council for Art Education (CFAE), a sponsor of Youth Art Month, adopted the national theme, “Start With Art, Learn for Life.” Art Education develops self-esteem, appreciation of the work of others, self- expression, cooperation with others, and critical thinking skills.

All of these skills are vital to the success of our future leaders – our children!