At the end of the day, it's important we give children the opportunity to be involved in several activities, especially the arts. After all, studies have shown portions of the brain are stimulated through music, that raise I.Q points.
It's my personal opinion that creativity, art and music are essential for all people to develop into well-rounded adults. I truly hope that schools realize this before all these programs are eliminated.
Creative adults can really make a difference in the lives of children. I know first hand that kind words and encouragement, even a single brief encounter with creative children can motivate them their entire lives. Remember, your words may be the only positive words some children have heard about themselves from adults, so make them count.