According to research, arts education has been associated with improvements in math, reading, critical thinking, cognitive ability and verbal skills. Arts education not only improves a child’s life, but it encourages different ways of thinking and allows them to connect to the world. Most children in public schools who come from low income families do not get the opportunity to be exposed to the arts. Arts education in public schools closes the gap for these children and enables them to be on the same level as their peers and other children who are exposed to the arts by their parents.
Sponsored by Hope Credit Union, The Cypher: Mississippi Edition is a project spearheaded by Red Squared Productions, LLC and JessicaSimien.com to benefit Parents for Public Schools of Jackson’s Ask 4 More Arts program. This project brought together six local artists – Dolla Black, Hollywood Luck, J. Skyy, IG, Trey Parker and Slimm Pusha – that worked together to produce a public service announcement bringing awareness to the importance of arts education in schools, along with a collaborative music video showcasing their own individual artistic talents.
On Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Dreamz Jxn, Red Squared Productions will be premiering the highly anticipated Cypher music video. The video release event will be hosted by Jessica Simien of JessicaSimien.com and invited guests include all Cypher participants, members of Parents for Public Schools of Jackson, representatives from Hope Credit Union and other advocates for arts education in public schools. Dreamz Jxn is located at 426 West Capitol Street in Downtown Jackson.
For more information about this event, contact Roderick Red at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (601) 953-6124. To watch videos and learn more about the artists featured in The Cypher, visit JessicaSimien.com/the-cypher.