Project Lit: Mesa Program Infusing Literacy With Arts
Educators and parents, among others, have grown more concerned in recent years about student literacy. A lot of that has been focused on the strict definition of literacy as the ability to read and write.
Now the Mesa Arts Center is launching a new program called Project Lit: Igniting Critical Literacy through the Arts.
"More traditional literacy is reading, writing and speaking. Critical literacies would be emotional, social and cultural literacy," said Tomas Stanton, director and co-founder of Phonetic Spit, a literary arts organization.
We learned more about the program from Stanton and the Mesa Arts Center’s Director of Engagement Mandy Tripoli.