South L.A.’s Manual Arts High School transformed into a performing arts competition for The Woodcraft Rangers NVISION after school program. 10 local middle and high schools came together to take part in a cheer, drill and drumline competition.
Different categories displayed the multitude of performances the programs offer during after-school and the various winners in different categories were awarded trophies to take back to their schools.
Performing arts can help increase creativity, cognitive skills and improve academic progress. The arts have the ability to excite and motivate youth by creating a gateway to other subjects. It is a path to success for the youth, creating and enhancing new skills to use as they develop into adults.
The competition was watched by a gymnasium full of parents and school administrators supporting their youth. The Woodcraft Rangers drumline at Manual Arts High School gave an incredible performance and cheer groups from Gage and Nimitz Middle School from the city of Huntington Park took first and second place.
“Events and competitions are healthy for students as they learn how to work in a team and become goal-oriented,” said Woodcraft Rangers CEO Chris Johnson.
Finding a positive group where youth can relate to one another is vital at a young age. It can help them deter from inappropriate behaviors and gain more social skills.
Performing arts can reach the youth’s interest allowing them to learn self-expression and build confidence. With partners such as the California Community Foundation PAT (Preparing Achievers for Tomorrow) Initiative, Woodcraft Rangers can help guide students into making better life choices through organized programs.
The Woodcraft Rangers work in concert with the local school personnel to assure alignment, continuity and success. Their NVISION programs help inner city youth throughout the Los Angeles area academically and develop social skills. Serving over 15,000 youth annually in over 65 schools, their commitment to educational and social growth has created an impact in Southern California.
For further information contact, (213) 249-9293 or [email protected] To learn more about Woodcraft Rangers go to www.woodcraftrangers.org