CLASSICS 4 KIDS ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL
(SAN DIEGO – Oct. 30, 2014) – Classics 4 Kids today announced a first-of-its-kind educational partnership with The Super Dentists, designed to deliver miles of smiles and learning to elementary students throughout San Diego County. The newly formed “Super Hero” partnership will serve an estimated 15,000 elementary students and teachers throughout all school districts for the 2014-2015 school year.
“Classics 4 Kids is thrilled to have the support of The Super Dentists, who have swooped in to save the day for vital music appreciation and education curriculum and concert experiences for local elementary students, whose music programs have been eliminated due to budget cuts,” said Tricia M. Link, JD, LLM, president & CEO of Classics 4 Kids.
Title 1 schools have been doubly impacted by budget cuts, as many PTA programs are unable to afford to provide subsidies to bring music and performing arts education back into their schools. With a special focus on Title 1 Schools, an estimated 45% of schools served through the “Super Hero” partnership will be Title 1, helping make music appreciation and education accessible to all area elementary students.
“Studies have shown a strong correlation between exposure to music education and higher scores in math, science and reading, problem solving skills, creativity, as well as positive benefits to behavior and social skills,” said Dr. Kami Hoss, DDS, MS. “The Super Dentist, which is in 800 schools, reaching over more than 30,000 kids throughout San Diego County with our in-school pediatric dental education program, believes that healthy smiles start with education, whether it’s good oral hygiene or the arts.”
The “Super Hero” education partnership will incorporate Classics 4 Kids’ 3C educational model: 1) curriculum and pre-concert prepping, 2) an experiential professional symphony concert experience at historic Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego, & 3) classroom discussions and writing exercises after the concert, combined with pre and post assessments, for sustained learning and higher impact.
About Classics 4 Kids
Celebrating 20 proud years of service, Classics 4 Kids is a San Diego nonprofit dedicated to educating students and our diverse communities through music and the arts to serve as a catalyst for increased academic achievement and to inspire a life-long love of music and the arts. Classics 4 Kids and the Classics Philharmonic, an adult ensemble comprised of professional symphony musicians, along with featured guests, make classical music come to life in a kid- and family-friendly way. To learn more and save the dates for our upcoming 2014-2015 student and family and group concert series, please visit us at www.classics4kids.org, music in tune with education.
About The Super Dentists
Highly trained and skilled, The Super Dentists are a pediatric dentistry unlike any other – super hero proportions. Also offering Orthodontics, The Super Dentists take advantage of the latest in preventative and restorative treatments. They accept most insurance, including Medi-Cal, and are available on the weekend and in case of emergency. With locations throughout San Diego (Carmel Valley, Chula Vista, East Lake and Oceanside), and growing, the practice gives back to its communities whenever possible, including an in-classroom dental education program currently in 800 schools, reaching more than 30,000 kids, hosting free quarterly events, and complimentary dental care to those in need. For an appointment, please call (760), (858) or (619) DENTIST (336-8478). And for more information, please visit www.TheSuperDentists.com.