“CATA helps instill my students with confidence. They can talk to people. They can be independent. They know they have something to give.”
CATA in the Schools provides arts workshops to elementary, middle, and high school students in special education and alternative learning programs in nine school districts. Many of these students do not participate in mainstream art classes and, without CATA, would have little exposure to the arts in their curriculum.
In many cases, CATA provides additional support as students transition out of high school, working with special education teachers on I.E.P.’s (Individual Education Plans) and offering continued access to CATA workshops after graduation.