Three Missouri schools receive 2020 Music and Arts Grant from California Casualty


Music and Arts Grant Three Missouri schools are getting financial support for creative arts programs, thanks to a Music and Arts Grant from California Casualty.

The grants will enable:

  • Halls Ferry Intermediate (Ferguson Florissant School District) to purchase instruments for those students to use who cannot afford to rent one
  • Wedgewood 6th Grade Center (Ferguson Florissant School District) to purchase new music for the 6th grade program
  • Lewis and Clark Middle School (Jefferson City School District) to purchase equipment that will enhance the music program

The Missouri schools are among 146 public schools in 31 states receiving a total of $36,500.  

Arts and music programs have long been shown to enhance students’ critical thinking skills and creativity and improve their concentration, motivation and confidence. With COVID-19 wreaking havoc on communities and schools, the arts are playing an even more critical role in helping children express themselves, connect with each other, process stress, and stay engaged in their new virtual learning environment.

California Casualty’s Music and Arts Grants will give more students a chance to learn music, act in a school play, or hone their artistic talents – virtually or in-person – throughout the 2020-2021 academic year.

“Students love to showcase their creativity, and helping educators keep music and arts in the forefront of every-day learning is absolutely the right thing for us to do,” said California Casualty Assistant Vice President Brian Goodman.

California Casualty’s Music and Arts Grant program receives applications year-round. To be considered for a 2021 award, Missouri public K-12 schools can apply for a $250 Music and Arts Grant at www.calcasmusicartsgrant.com. 

For more information, contact Rebecca Stumpf (rstumpf@calcas.com, (314) 749-2127). 

Kristen Foster

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