Excerpt from KRQE website
"ESPANOLA, N.M. - In a county run rampant with opioid abuse and poverty, Moving Arts Espanola is encouraging and supporting youths through creative expression and mentorship.
Moving Arts Espanola was created to serve area youth by teaching leadership skills in self-confidence, teamwork, and creativity...while also providing employment and creative mentorship opportunities for local artists across the disciplines of Music, Dance Theater and Visual Arts.
Rio Arriba County leads the nation per capita in opioid-related death and early incarceration. Moving Arts provides a safe haven that helps to prevent substance misuse, and more importantly -- provide a safe environment that allows for the creative expression that builds resilience and a sense of identity in a young person.
With a high poverty level and many grandparents raising children, Moving Arts provides a 'one-stop shopping model' that offers High-Quality Arts, Nutrition and Tutoring at access to tuition assistance and affordable rates.
The Moving Arts Espanola 2018 Performance Series, Moving Hearts will take place on Thursday, March 29 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Northern New Mexico College."