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Side x Side
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Side x Side ignites academic excellence in education through comprehensive arts-based programs, bringing critical thinking, creativity, and innovation into the classroom. Through community partnerships with the University of Southern Maine, local school districts, organizations, artists, professionals, and colleges, Side x Side integrates science, technology, literacy, and the humanities with the arts to enhance the school curriculum.
Side x Side impacts schools and surrounding communities through four primary objectives:
Strengthen student achievement through engaging hands-on projects
Facilitate teacher development and intern practicum
Build and stimulate cooperative and lasting partnerships among the arts, education, and professional communities
Present broad career paths to students through visiting experts
Arts/ Cultural/ Humanities