VISION Progressive Arts Alliance envisions a community where all young people have access to high quality arts learning opportunities that ignite their passion, open their minds, inspire them to create, and empower them to pursue their own successful futures.
MISSION Progressive Arts Alliance inspires students to reach their full potential by providing unique and relevant learning experiences using contemporary arts and 21st century media.
PAA'S BUILDING AND INTEGRATING FRAMEWORK
Progressive Arts Alliance achieves its aspirations through:
Community that brings together youth from varied backgrounds to collaborate and create high quality media and artistic expressions;
Collaborations with other organizations to deliver unique learning experiences across a wide array of art forms in diverse settings;
Expertise in the best artists as partners to a diverse network of schools, including those focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
INTEGRATING ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY:
Into learning experiences that develop students' 21st century skills;
Into a teaching method that enables students to find and use their voice;
Into collaborative work with classroom teachers that increases academic achievement
Progressive Arts Alliance's work is built on a passionate commitment to positive social change that embraces the following values:
Teaching in and through the contemporary arts and 21st century media expands the field of arts education and taps into diverse learning styles;
Harnessing the artistic expressions of hip-hop culture as a platform for positive self-expression and critical media literacy is an essential component of an expanded arts education field;
Nurturing creativity through arts education builds critical thinking, creative problem solving, leadership, collaboration, and communication skills;
Integrating contemporary arts and media with STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics] subjects is a powerful way to increase academic rigor and encourage complex problem solving in a real world context.