Lake County General Health District awards The Fine Arts Association $10K for theatre program
Thanks to a recent announcement from Commissioner Ron Graham of the Lake County General Health District, The Fine Arts Association (FAA) is being awarded $10,000 to help support the Theatre for Healthy Living™ (TFHL) program.
FAA’s TFHL program’s purpose is to safely guide and facilitate adolescents in healthy and creative theatrical experiences allowing them to explore current health and societal concerns. By using a theatrical lens as a launching point, students are provided opportunities to look at their behaviors and concerns in a new light.
In addition, students are introduced to and interact with local resource providers.
“Throughout the pandemic, children and youth have had to navigate through a multitude of new and differing worries,” states Commissioner Graham, “and the need to provide mental health support in our communities is more important than ever. We are hoping this award will help leverage focus and more funds on this important work.”
The TFHL program targets middle and high school at-risk populations and collaborates closely with schools, alternative schools, juvenile centers, and community mental health providers.
To learn more about The Fine Arts Association arts education programming, visit fineartsassociation.org or call 440-951-7500.