In this fifty-third episode of the Gap-Minders, we are joined by the amazing Matt D’Arrigo, who is the Director of Creative Youth Development at the Clare Rose Foundation!Listen to “Episode 53 | Matt D'Arrigo, Director of Creative Youth Development, Clare Rose Foundation” on Spreaker.
In this excellent episode, Nancy and Jose are joined in the studio by Matt D’Arrigo, the Director of Creative Youth Development at the Clare Rose Foundation. The Clare Rose Foundation is a small family foundation that focuses on building up leaders and other non-profits in the community.
Hear Matt talk about the importance of the arts and creative youth development. While traditional arts education focuses on arts exposure, integration, and education, creative youth development uses arts education to engage children and foster social and emotional development as well as other aspects of positive youth development.
The arts are also extremely helpful as we as a community tackle the mental health crisis. Youth today need a place to feel accepted and belong. Creative Youth Development tackles this issue by bringing funding into the community, creating a network, providing services, and connecting youth with positive adult mentors.
An excellent episode on filling gaps in the community with Matt D’Arrigo. Here are some other takeaways from the interview:
- How Matt got involved with the Clare Rose Foundation
- The importance of the arts and artists in the community
- The current mental health crisis and the gaps it is creating
- The value of the transition to trust-based philanthropy
- Answers to the rapid-fire questions
An excellent interview from a passionate gap minder. Thank you, Matt, for your contributions in San Diego, and for joining us on The Gap Minders.
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