Getting on Track with lots of STEAM

Program Initiative 

Sweetwater passionately believes that the foundation of ARTS education and skill development are critical to the individual regardless of his or her age or career path.  We full-heartedly endorse STEAM (Science, Technology, Art, Engineering and Math) education.  Our classes and workshops inspire competencies that include:  Imagination, Creativity, Innovation, Transformation, Problem Solving, Team Building and Presentation.  These life skills add enrichment to one's life, no matter what your age may be.

Did you know:

Students who study art are 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement and 3 times more likely to be awarded for school attendance.

Arts and music education programs are mandatory in countries that rank consistently among the highest for math and science test scores, like Japan, Hungary and the Netherlands.

The No Child Left Behind Act clearly mandates that The Arts are a core academic subject.

New brain research shows that not only does music improve skills in math and reading, but it promotes creativity, social development, personality adjustment and self-worth.

Older adults who participate in long-term culturally enriching programs have seen overall health improvements, fewer doctor visits, feelings of morale increased while symptoms of depression decreased, and social and other activity increased.



National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, "Re-Investing in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools." The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. Accessed February 28, 2014

U.S. Department of Education, "No Child Left Behind, A Toolkit for Teachers." Accessed February 28, 2014

Americans for the Arts. "SUMMARY OF KEY ADDITIONAL ARTS EDUCATION RESEARCH AND FACTS ." City of Providence. Accessed February 25, 2014, http://www.providenceri.com/efile/3411.

The Older Population in the United States: 2011,” United States Census Bureau, accessed Feb. 27, 2013