Side x Side ignites academic excellence in education through comprehensive arts-based programs, bringing critical thinking, creativity, and innovation into the classroom. Through community partnerships with the University of Southern Maine, local school districts, organizations, artists, professionals, and colleges, Side x Side integrates science, technology, literacy, and the humanities with the arts to enhance the school curriculum.
Side x Side impacts schools and surrounding communities through four primary objectives:
- Strengthen student achievement through engaging hands-on projects
- Facilitate teacher development and intern practicum
- Build and stimulate cooperative and lasting partnerships among the arts, education, and professional communities
- Present broad career paths to students through visiting experts