Anthem Healthy Living Through the Arts

Fund for the Arts and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky first partnered in 2014 to bring transformative arts experiences to Elementary and Middle School students throughout the school year. Anthem Healthy Living Through the Arts leverages the power of the arts to cultivate healthy habits in student’s lives.

Louisville Ballet provides dance instruction for three distinct programs that make up Healthy Living through the Arts:

  • Exploring Movement Workshops:Students participate in a combination of dance and social studies curriculum to create, connect and perform cultural dances during in-school time
  • Intensive Residencies: Students participate in beginning ballet classes during after school time over the course of eight weeks. Students receive the same training offered at Louisville Ballet School – the same quality of instruction, expectation of hard work and the focus and dedication to ballet as an art form.
  • Out-of-school Engagement: Students engage in weekly after-school dance classes over the course of 12 weeks, or during specific school breaks. Engagement promotes how dance contributes to an overall healthy lifestyle.

Locations served to date:

Location

% Students with Free/Reduced Lunch Costs

Neighborhood

Child Poverty Rate (Louisville Avg. is 26%)

Brook-Dupont School

100%

St. Matthews

9%

Camp Taylor Elementary

89%

Camp Taylor

29%

Cochrane Elementary

82%

Jeffersontown

8%

Coleridge Taylor Elementary

78%

Russell

78%

Dixie Elementary

88%

PRP

22%

Frost/Stuart Boys and Girls Club

N/A

PRP

22%

Gilmore Lane Elementary

90%

Camp Taylor

29%

King Elementary

94%

Shawnee

37%

Lincoln Performing Arts School

54%

Butchertown

15%

Newburg Boys and Girls Club

N/A

Newburg

29%

Noe Middle School

48%

Old Louisville

49%

Parklands Boys and Girls Club        

N/A

Parkland

85%

Rangeland Elementary

94%

Okolona

36%

Sanders Elementary School

82%

PRP

22%

Shawnee Boys and Girls Club

N/A

Shawnee

37%

Wellington Elementary

84%

PRP

22%

 

Please contact Christa Iwu, Impact Coordinator at the Fund for the Arts, with any questions:

P | 502.882.8695

E | grants@fundforthearts.org

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Our initiative fulfills the following priorities: