For Our Schools

Recognizing Those Who Support Arts and Music in Our Schools

See For Our Schools Recongnition Series

Art Supply Grants

K-5 Public School Teachers in Contra Costa County are receiving gift cards for art supplies from Building Bridges sponsors.

The Benefits of Art Education for Children

Source: Americans for the Arts, 2002

  • Stimulates and develops the imagination and critical thinking, and refines cognitive and creative skills.
  • Has a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child and has proven to help level the "learning field" across socio-economic boundaries.
  • Strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement and school success.
  • Develops a sense of craftsmanship, quality task performance, and goal-setting-skills needed to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
  • Teaches children life skills such as developing an informed perception; articulating a vision; learning to solve problems and make decisions; building self-confidence and self-discipline; developing the ability to imagine what might be; and accepting responsibility to complete tasks from start to finish.
  • Nurtures important values, including team-building skills; respecting alternative viewpoints; and appreciating and being aware of different cultures and traditions.

For more information on the benefits of arts in education Click Here.

Building Bridges Display at Walnut Creek US Bank

New Children's Art Display at US Bank Walnut Creek Main Branch