Reaching the children of our region through the life-changing power of music
Landmark studies conducted by the National Endowment for the Arts and Americans for the Arts have proven that children who participate in the arts have improved academic performance, lower truancy rates, and stronger social interactions, and more successful lives.
As part of its ongoing work to bring “Music to Everyone,” Redlands Bowl Performing Arts has dramatically expanded its reach to youth in our region. This year, the RBPA will reach over 30,000 young people through the life-changing power of the arts. A significant percentage of the young people impacted by RBPA programs are underserved and/or low-income. As with all Redlands Bowl programming, no admission for any youth programs is ever charged!
Eighty-Eight Keys for Youth programs include:
Music in the Schools, bringing dynamic, engaging elementary and middle school music education assemblies.
Arts Impact Initiative, bringing enrichment programs to community partners including the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Redlands/Riverside, Family Service Association, Mansion Memories, Micah House, the North Redlands Community Center, and the YMCA.
Children’s Festival Workshops, bringing summer arts programming, often presented by Bowl-stage artists, for children ages 4-12 at the A.K. Smiley Library Contemporary Club and the North Redlands Community Center
Day-Long Musical Theatre Workshops, bringing a dynamic musical theatre experience to children served by the Redlands Community Center’s summer lunch program for low-income families
A most sincere thanks to our 2021 Eighty-Eight Keys for youth donors:
A.K. Smiley Public Library
California Arts Council
The Contemporary Club, Redlands
Marjorie Lewis RE/MAX Advantage
Robert & Beverly Noerr
The Kiwanis Club of Redlands
The Rochford Foundation
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Southern California Edison
Southern California Gas Co.
Neil & Joyce Waner
YMCA of the East Valley
For more information, please call (909) 793-7316 or email [email protected].