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ARCH Program

ARCH Program

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