I stumbled across this while I was doing some research today….
Studies indicate that art can lower crime, dropout rates, behavioral problems and more. For example, a similar vision to what we are planning to do in Costa Rica has successfully helped the youth of Washington, USA at the Experimental Gallery. Here, impoverished youth are groomed to become responsible citizens through the arts and humanities. Students in the Experimental Gallery overcame their behavioral problems by 75% and are 50% are less likely to commit another crime.
It really works!