On Thursday, April 19, the Zisson Family Foundation supported a fully immersive arts-in-education program right here at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, designed to provide social and emotional education, academic curriculum support through performing arts engagement, and an introduction to college readiness.

Nearly 600 students from regionally under-served school districts participated in the program. They attended at a live performance of Edgar Allen Poe’s Tales of Terror by actor Joshua Kane, participated in a reflective Q&A with the artist, attended an Intro To College Life symposium led by The PAC’s Director of Engagement, Greg Taylor, and had a free lunch!

In addition, each school will be receiving a post-show visit from one of The PAC’s teaching artist who will lead the students in Post-Performance Critical Response Reflection session. The whole package supported by the generous support of The Zisson Family Foundation.

“The Zisson Foundation Day is truly one of my favorite days of the year because I can’t not think of many days that more fully embody our mission,” comments Seth Soloway, Interim Director of The PAC. “In one beautiful brush stroke we offer a live arts experience, an arts based classroom lesson, a wonderful meal, and a college tour to students in need, all thanks to the support of the Zisson Foundation.”

The schools attending:
Ossining High School
Peekskill MS (8th grade)
Enrico Fermi Middle School (8th grade).

Photos (c) Liflander Photography