Local Advocates Share 40 Years of Experience Teaching the Arts

Imagine you could trace back 10, 20, 30, 40 years to the defining moments that taught you how to handle the roller coaster of life. That’s exactly what authors Ron and Reina Bolles, along with 115 of their former students and colleagues, have done in Learning That Lasts a Lifetime. Through a compelling series of testimonies, the importance of arts education unfolds before your eyes. Think of this book as a mash-up of Glee and Chicken Soup For The Soul that takes a peek at the human side of “21st Century Readiness” for today’s students. The back-stories, anecdotes, and lessons learned by students involved in one of the oldest show choirs on the West Coast illuminate what really matters in our schools. Regardless of their life paths, these people all found value in what they did in their high school choir and are applying it daily in their lives. Learn more (link)