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An 11-year study (1987-1998) on the effects of involvement in youth organizations found that 83% of arts-involved students saw themselves going to college vs. only 62% of the National Educational Longitudinal Sample (NELS) control group.

From: "Living the Arts Through Language and Learning: A Report on Community-Based Youth Organizations," Shirley Brice Heath, Americans for the Arts Monographs, Washington, DC, November 1998: 2, 7.

Available here: The Arts Education Partnership - Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development

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