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Any Given Child

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TRENTON

TRENTON

Arts for

Any Given Child

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Through arts education we will nurture the development of all Trenton students to become creative, critical thinkers and problem solvers, who are motivated and confident individuals.

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About Us 

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SARAH DASH

8/18/45 - 9/20/21

Trenton, New Jersey's Own Music Ambassador and Lifelong Supporter of the Arts, THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR LOVE AND PASSION FOR SINGING WITH US AND THE WORLD!

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2021-2022 School Year

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About Any Given Child

The primary goal of the Kennedy Center's Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child program is to assist communities in developing and implementing a plan for expanded arts education in their schools, ensuring access and equity for all students in grades K-8. Although the initiative provides a structure for work to be accomplished, the Kennedy Center understands that every community is unique, and tailors the consultation and facilitation to each site. The Kennedy Center brings to this initiative more than three decades of work with thousands of students, teachers, principals, school district administrators, business leaders, and arts managers across the country.

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OUR MISSION

To provide world-class arts education in the Trenton Public Schools through joyful engagement with high quality, diverse arts experiences resulting in engaged citizens who are curious, empathetic, resilient, and prepared for success in the 21st Century.

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OUR HISTORY

In 2015, Trenton became the 19th site selected to participate in the Kennedy Center’s prestigious Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child Program. As of FY 2019, there are 27 Any Given Child Communities across the United States, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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OUR VISION

The primary goal of the Kennedy Center's Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child program is to assist communities in developing and implementing a plan for expanded arts education in their schools, ensuring access and equity for all students in grades K-8. Although the initiative provides a structure for work to be accomplished, the Kennedy Center understands that every community is unique, and tailors the consultation and facilitation to each site. The Kennedy Center brings to this initiative more than three decades of work with thousands of students, teachers, principals, school district administrators, business leaders, and arts managers across the country.

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EXTRA, EXTRA! Read All About It!...

Any Given Child Trenton has been busy making headlines. Learn more by clicking on the links...

09.16.15

Kennedy Center announces Trenton as partner city for Any ...

05.30.18

It takes a community and the arts to make 'Any Given Child'

10.02.19

PSO Heads to Trenton Schools' Music and Arts Festival ...

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TRENTON'S OWN
Music Ambassador

and supporter of Trenton Public Schools and Arts for Any Given Child Trenton has passed. Thank you Sarah for your dedicated life-long commitment to music lovers across the globe. Your presence will be greatly missed!
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Arts for

Any Given Child Trenton

Mission (Part B)

 

It is the RIGHT of every child to have

continuous learning through the arts.

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It is the RESPONSIBILITY of the entire

Trenton community to provide it.

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In a Nutshell...

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Trenton Public

School District

Community Arts Partners

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Organizational Structure

One Backbone Organization

One Project Coordinator

One Community Arts Team (CAT)

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Committed to ensuring that EVERY CHILD in grades Pre-k through 12 has equitable access to quality arts integration/education programming in a sequential curriculum.

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Two Years of Strategic Planning

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Visioning --> Goal-Setting --> Developing, Distributing and Analyzing Surveys to determine the current status of arts education and identify where gaps exist in programs and resources to establish long-range goals and action steps.

Three Funding Streams

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$$ from Donors (Foundations, individuals, corporations) 

 

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Creative Classrooms Fund                  Funds distributed to teachers and principals who have applied for these resources. Can be used for supplies, trips, guest artists, or common planning hours outside of school for arts classes or arts integration projects. 

Teacher Professional Learning Fund

Funds distributed to facilitators to conduct professional learning sessions, and to teachers to attend arts and arts integration trainings outside of school hours.

Administration Fund

Funds used to cover AGC 

administration such as fundraising consultants, marketing/PR consultants, project manager time, and CAT meeting materials (and event planning supplies.) 

Four Goal Area Working Groups

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Arts Integration/ Programming

All teachers are rigorously trained to implement intentional arts integration in all classrooms to enrich instructional practice and deepen student understanding across all subject areas. All students will experience substantive art learning in dance, music, theatre, visual arts and media arts across all schools Pre-K through 8 that is equitable in time, facilities, and materials and programmed in a thoughtful sequential manner.

Partnerships

Students, teachers, and administrators in every school will benefit and learn from regular, robust, and learning outcome-centered community arts partnerships in a variety of the arts.

Family & Community Engagement/

Marketing

From the family to the school and from the school to the family, the Trenton community will support, value, and engage in students’ arts education experiences that are relevant to and respectful of cultural engagement.

Fundraising

Creative Classroom Funds can be used for supplies, trips, guest artists, or common planning hours outside of school for arts classes and arts integration projects. Teacher Professional Learning Funds are distributed to facilitators to run professional learning sessions, and to teachers to attend arts and arts integration trainings outside of school hours. Administration Funds are used to cover AGCT administration such as fundraising consultants, marketing/PR consultants, project manager time, and CAT meeting materials. 

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Take a sneak peek at our arts-rich Trenton Public School District!

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Hedgepeth Williams Middle School of the Arts visits Metropolitan Opera (11-26-19)

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MLK ES Black Wax Museum 2-20-20
MLK ES Black Wax Museum 2-20-20

MLK Jr. Elementary School student London portrays NJ Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds Jackson at the "Live" Black Wax Museum held on 2-20-20. Students presentedbiographies of a Trentonian that has made medical, economic, education, social justice or Health contributions to Trenton and around the world.

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Small Stage Performance at 6-13-19 Annua
Small Stage Performance at 6-13-19 Annua

Mott Elementary School students perform on the small stage at the 6-13-19 district-wide end-of-year Music & Arts Festival.

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Hedgepeth Williams Middle School of the Arts visits Metropolitan Opera (11-26-19)

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