The Artists Reaching Children in Hospitals (ARCH) Program at UNCSA connects students with patients at Brenner Children's Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C.
UNCSA high school Drama students and alumnus Richard 'Dikki' Ellis '78 make visits to the hospital multiple times a year to perform for, interact with, and engage young patients in artistic and creative activities. This interaction helps young patients cope with the anxiety of being in a hospital.
It's all about giving back what we've already been given.
Thatcher Johnson-Welden, ARCH alumna