Date & Time
Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
481 Engaging Adolescents in the Transformative Power of Music and the Arts*

The MusicArts Initiative (MAI) is an innovative, evidenced-based intervention that provides culturally and socially appropriate opportunities to stimulate imaginative and creative thinking. It requires learning, teaching, and practicing essential community life skills. The data indicates this intervention serves as a vehicle for positive change for incarcerated adolescents by promoting prosocial behaviors and providing opportunities for essential self-exploration. The presenter will share how the MAI has worked in two juvenile detention facilities to transform lives.

Educational Objectives:

Identify the positive behavioral outcomes of engaging incarcerated adolescents in music and the arts

Discuss required steps for developing a music and arts program

Explain how music and arts provide culture-specific experiences that foster prosocial life skills

Level: Basic