THE BARD PROJECT
The Bard Project is a crucial component of our mission to provide free educational programming for area school children and youth at-risk. Schools continue to face increasingly smaller budgets and significant cuts to school funding that have been made. The Bard Project was created to supplement arts and cultural studies which seem to be the first courses to be negatively impacted by funding reductions. Since inception, the project has entertained and educated more than 27,250 students and teachers.
We coordinate presentations for area schools, youth ranches, and charter schools, as well as at-risk
youth agencies and programs. We expect to reach about 5,000 students and teachers in the seven-county region. In addition, we recently expanded the Bard Project to include the Boys and Girls Clubs in Bandera, Boerne, Comfort, Fredericksburg and Kerrville. It has become increasingly difficult for schools to accommodate outside programming in the classroom, particularly those activities involving artistic education and expression. These clubs offer a unique space for us to present this this important work and help students achieve.
Boys and Girls Clubs: Outcomes from participation in the music program is expected to be in alignment with those identified by the national Boys and Girls Club of American Association and include:
Improved academic success
Increased skills in resolution conflict
Indications of good citizenship
More likely to abstain from high-risk behaviors
Please Contact Us if you have questions related to the program.