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Thriving Minds is changing the way you think about education and the way children see the world.
Thriving Minds is a citywide initiative that brings together organizations that believe in the power of imagination, creativity and innovation to change the way children learn. Through programs that promote creative thinking, project-based learning and experimentation, Thriving Minds is changing the way our city thinks about educating youth for the 21st century.
Thriving Minds is collaboration of various organizations, with fiscal accountability and oversight of programmatic outcomes of the initiative managed by Big Thought. The partnership includes the City of Dallas, Dallas Independent School District and more than 100 arts, cultural and community organizations that are committed to making creative learning a part of the education of every Dallas student—in and out of school.
To accomplish this, Thriving Minds supports fine arts instruction in schools, has developed curriculums that integrate the arts into traditional classroom subjects, and offers professional development to educators, community artists and cultural providers on supporting student achievement through creative learning. Thriving Minds also offers free after-school and summer programs in the areas of visual and performing arts, science, technology and more in neighborhoods across the city.
Through these efforts, Thriving Minds serves more than 300,000 children, parents, educators, artists and other creative professionals each year. Dallas is the only city in the country offering this level of comprehensive creative learning opportunities citywide on a year-round basis. Learn more.