Incarcerated youth in arts programs showed 25-39% improvement in social skills.
Youth participating in arts programs show significant improvement in social and emotional learning skills, e.g., conflict resolution, future orientation, critical response, and career readiness. Youth participants measured 25–39% higher on these key skills after completing the program.
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