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The Center for the Arts Campaign

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Glenholme received support from Jessica Biel and James Marsden, pictured with executive director Maryann Campbell, at the Annual Auction event on May 2, 2009.
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By December 1st, in place of the school's soccer field stands the beginning form of the Center for the Art's foundation.
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Construction continues through the wintery conditions. Photo taken on January 7, 2010.
Washington, CT - After seven years of unwavering fundraising efforts and a star-studded groundbreaking event in May 2009 with James Marsden and Jessica Biel, Glenholme commenced construction on the  Center for the Arts on November 16. Although the construction of the building has started and fundraising for phase I has concluded successfully, the campaign continues for phase II of the project.

The Center for the Arts is an essential program mission, which is to make the arts a vital, effective and ongoing part of every student’s life. Linked to the positive behavior supports, the arts program is designed to impact positively on each individual in both artistic skills and social competencies that will assist them in mastering their treatment plan goals which leads to a brighter future. As an activity-based program, the arts provide sequential experiences in the practice of creating that enable young people to understand and to express themselves in ways that do not depend solely on the written or spoken word. The arts convey knowledge and meaning often not learned through the study of other subjects. As an educational institution serving children with special needs, we have the obligation to provide the opportunity of a well-rounded education.

The Center for the Arts will become home to the school’s theatre, art, dance, and music programs. In addition, it will serve as the one venue on campus with ample space to accommodate large events and performances in a truly authentic setting. The Center for the Arts will provide a safe and stable environment for exploration of the fine arts at Glenholme.

The construction on the Center for the Arts will continue through the cold winter months and with the continued support Glenholme has received in recent years, the ribbon cutting ceremony for the completed Center for the Arts is anticipated to be in late summer 2010.

Contact Kirsten Pratt Marino at kpratt@devereux.org, for ways to make a difference in the lives of the students at The Glenholme School or click here to donate online.

The Glenholme School, a Devereux Center, is an exceptional boarding school for students with special needs, which offers an individually prescribed learning environment with a steadfast academic curriculum. Using our effective individualized services, we apply a positive behavior support model focused on development of social skills and lifelong strategies for success. The school’s milieu therapy addresses varying levels of academic, social and special needs development in boys and girls ages 10-18 and postgraduates. We prepare graduates for continued education in traditional day schools, boarding schools, colleges and universities. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit http://www.theglenholmeschool.org/.
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