"Art is an amazing way for girls explore their inner selves, develop creative thinking skills, and realize their potential. The process of creating art can be a stress reliever, joy inspirer, and a confidence booster." - Mary Lenertz
"I have always viewed the arts (in any form) as a true and pure form of self-expression. Honest self-expression can be a difficult thing for women as we can often be criticized for being too sensitive, or too emotional. I believe young girls embracing and exploring the arts early on in life sets a foundation for unapologetic and creative self-expression of themselves that will translate into their everyday lives and serve them well, no matter what their future endeavors may be." - Rebekah Oltmans
"Art teaches girls that language and numbers cannot explain everything in our universe. It allows them to be open to creative forms of expression and it introduces the idea that there is not always one single way to explain something. Whether an education in art sparks a lifelong career or simply helps teach these and many other lessons, it is a vital component of a young girls education." - Katie Iacarella
Now it's your turn. Why is it important for girls to explore the arts?
Executive Director, Founder, and Chief Fundraiser
The Center for Girls' Leadership