SML Good Neighbor Middle School Academy
Good Neighbors began the S.E.A. (Student Enrichment in the Arts) programs in January of 2014 beginning with an eight week theater session in partnership with the Roanoke Children's Theatre.
A visual arts program in partnership with the 21st Century Grant at several schools launched in February, 2014. These programs have changed since. In 2017 and 2018 we held performing arts S.E.A. programs at four different schools in Franklin County and continue our S.E.A. Family Nights in Bedford County at Moneta Elementary School.
The S.E.A. programs in Franklin County are funded by the Foundation for the Roanoke Valley and S.E.A. programs in Bedford County are in partnership with the 21st Century Grant.
5 Benefits of Children's Theatre
- fights illiteracy
- boosts self confidence
- cultivates creativity
- theater provides the freedom to not be perfect
- children see life through another perspective