OALP is proud to be a part of the The Right Brain Initiative
The Right Brain Initiative is here to help change the way kids learn in the Portland metro area by bringing discovery, collaboration and creativity into the classroom. Creative thinking is the secret sauce when supporting kids’ abilities to problem solve, innovate and think critically. By introducing new ways to learn, kids will become more engaged students.
We make change by:
- Training educators to weave creative thinking into core subjects
- Enabling collaboration between the arts community and K-8 teachers in the Portland region’s school districts
- Being community partners, bringing together the resources of artists, school districts, local governments and businesses to delight, challenge and empower kids
Each year, nearly 27,500 students in 67 Portland metro schools in seven school districts are expressing, exploring, imagining, creating and using the full measure of their minds. We’re a program of the Regional Arts & Culture Council, but we engage the entire community, working arm-in-arm to create long-term, lasting change within our school systems.
The Right Brain Initiative transforms learning for all children through the arts, creativity, innovation and whole-brain thinking.
OALP is proud to be a part of Young Audiences
Young Audiences is a connector. We bring arts and education together by pairing talented teaching artists with schools and community programs. We know that students learn better when they have access to different methods of expression.
Students actively participate in music, drama, visual arts, dance and literary arts through residencies, performances, workshops and family arts nights.