The 4A Impact

The 4A Impact is the initiative which we have sought to implement that explains how artistic creativity, academics, altruism, and advancement are key factors in assisting people in gaining the confidence and motivation needed to not only persevere when facing adversity but also accomplish their ambitions and create long-lasting impacts. Within the charts found below, we seek to explain how each of these four keys to impact apply to our five thematic units, our goals in regards to the inclusion of the articles and activities which can be found within each of these themes and components, and how the arts are integrated within every element of the thematic units. Please click on the tab that refers to the thematic unit on which you would like to receive information.

Movement

Artistic Creativity

Academics

Altruism

Advancement

Themes

Relating to and Appreciating the Arts

Discovering and Appreciating Oneself

Understanding and Appreciating Others

Appreciating Life and Living Legacies

Goals

Encourage people to relate to the arts and to recognize the role of the arts in their lives.

Emphasize the importance of people being themselves and embracing their unique individualities.

Encourage people to consider one another and celebrate their differences.

Inspire people to express themselves and share their inner songs creatively.

Art Integration

Art reaches our inner beings, moves us, and relates to us in ways that are unparalleled.

Art encourages people to be insightful, get in touch with their inner selves, and embrace their unique attributes.

Art motivates people to become more aware of others and contributes to a positive climate which thrives upon recognition, respect, and value.

Art embraces life and encourages people to live their lives to the fullest.

Unity

Artistic Creativity

Academics

Altruism

Advancement

Themes

Uniting through the Arts

Enhancing Communication and Collaboration

Coming Together through Love

Creating United Impacts

Goals

Inspire people to recognize the arts’ beneficial qualities in bringing people together.

Promote a society in which people learn from one another , as well as share their thoughts, perspectives, and ideas openly.

Motivate people to not only consider, but also, through love, to tend to the needs of others.

Motivate people to work collaboratively in order to achieve united goals for progress within society.

Art Integration

Arts promotes expression and assists people in sharing their thoughts and ideas.

Art opens the pathways of communication and promotes looking at situations from different points of view.

Art often emphasizes the importance of love within society and calls people to love one another despite and differences.

Art motivates people to stand united in shared visions and encourages collaboration which is effective in achieving goals.

Strength

Artistic Creativity

Academics

Altruism

Advancement

Themes

Promoting Total Well-Being through the Arts

Identifying Strength and Sources of Strength

Sharing Life’s Stories to Help Others along Their Paths

Growing Personally, Confronting Challenges, and Rising Above Hurdles

Goals

Promote learning about the importance of the arts as they pertain to total well-being.

Help people to recognize the need for strength and the ways in which strength can be attained.

Create an environment in which people become strengthened through the sharing of experiences and the support of one another.

Help people discover more about the challenges that many people confront along their pathways and how they can persevere when encountering obstacles.

Art Integration

Art has the ability to positively impact every realm of total well-being.

Art is effectual in helping people discover their strength.

Art helps people gain the strength and confidence necessary to share their experiences with others.

Art helps people to understand that they are not alone in their struggles and that they can victor despite their hardships.

Inspiration

Artistic Creativity

Academics

Altruism

Advancement

Themes

Gaining Inspiration from the Arts

Identifying Various Ways to Serve as Sources of Inspirations

Emphasizing Support, Kindness, and Compassion

Pursuing Dreams

Goals

Encourage people to seek inspiration through the arts, including the beauty that can be found within the moments along the journeys of life.

Describe the importance of strengthening and drawing strength from one another.

Advocate kindness, compassion, and inclusion as people support and inspire one another along their journeys.

Encourage people to pursue their dreams and sing their inner song with courage and self-confidence.

Art Integration

Art breathes with inspiration and has the ability to positively impact a variety of people in many different ways.

Art is an encouragement and motivating force in helping people to light the way for one another along their journeys.

Art often emphasizes the importance of such key elements of life as kindness, compassion, and support.

Art drives people to explore their possibilities and expand their imagination.

Change

Artistic Creativity

Academics

Altruism

Advancement

Themes

Celebrating Progress through the Arts

Identifying Needs and Understanding How to Make Changes

Realizing the Roles of Change

Taking Action and Creating Positive Change

Goals

Encourage people to celebrate artistic expression and artistic achievement that has positively impacted society.

Motivate people to analyze the need for change and to contemplate what changes they would like to see within their own lives and society.

Lead people to see themselves as part of the solution in effectuating change.

Increase constructive participation within society and help people understand the impact that they can make when they take action.

Art Integration

Art helps people to commemorate life and achievements which have made positive impacts in the world.

Art encourages people to become aware of both intrinsic and extrinsic needs.

Art encourages people to view their value in society and their roles in effectuating change.

Art inspires people to take action in making constructive impacts in society.