Arts-based after-school program hosts spring arts reception in Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Empowered Youth of Columbus (EYC) held its Spring Arts Reception at Columbus State University Wednesday.

Student performances included violin playing along with samba drumming, dance, and drama.

EYC is an arts-based after-school program made possible by Columbus State's Department of Continuing and Professional Education, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and the City of Columbus Crime Prevention Board.

The goal of the program is to reach at-risk youth in Columbus through intensive arts programs and career training.

Program Director Madeline Pieper-Wolff says students that participate in EYC are more engaged in learning.

It's proven that students involved in art education do well in school and perform better in life. Moving on in the future in the job performance area," says Wolff.

There was also a visual art display during the reception.

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