A respect for the individual and community "voice" is at the heart of both the form and function of CAP programming. Youth and adults in the community are encouraged through CAP programs to express their feelings, ideas, and opinions about the world in which they live. This emphasis on engaging the interests, talents, and needs of community members of all ages highlights the role of the community arts as a legitimate complement to traditional in-school arts education.
The CAP program also provides MICA students with the opportunity to build skills and experiences that can serve them well throughout their lives--building important career and life competencies; applying leadership skills to real situations; working collaboratively with others; solving complex problems; and effectively navigating issues related to cultural and socioeconomic diversity. CAP encourages MICA students to transcend campus life and elevate their critical and social consciousness; to garner a greater understanding of the community in which they live; and to build close, long-term relationships with the communities they serve. CAP students participate in innovative learning experiences outside the classroom and experiment with new strategies for making art, teaching, and otherwise engaging the world. CAP offers the structure, support, and supervision necessary for MICA students to develop and effectively apply their special abilities to the larger community.
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