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In July 2010, Congress designated the second week of September as National Arts In Education Week to promote and showcase the immense role arts education has in producing engaged, successful, and college and career-ready students. To prevent the decline of arts inclusion First Online With Fran is launching The First 100 Stories. In Chris Cleave’s novel Little Bee, the central character decided to right a wrong by collecting stories: “One story makes you weak. But as soon as we have one-hundred stories, you will be strong.” Similarly, we can achieve this goal for the Arts. This campaign will continue until 100 stories are collected!

Here’s how:

Submit your testimonial

Let’s hear it from you: Teachers! Students! Graduates! Parents! Artists! Click the form on the website at to submit your testimonial.

Here’s why:

The Arts Rejuvenate. The Arts Restore. The Arts are our supernatural gift.

It is the force that unites us as a single, breathing, living entity that connects every human being to be all that is good and pure.

The collection of testimonials will be forwarded to Arts Education Partnership who will serve as a national hub for information on how the arts are going strong in our nation’s communities and schools and strategies for getting involved in arts education and supporting the arts in your community.

September 26, 2011 | Registered CommenterFrances McGarry