In some GITC communities, life everyday is a struggle for survival. Children living in poverty and danger come to school seeking nourishment, safety and comfort. Their teachers go far beyond providing essential instruction. In these places, GITC teachers become life savers, role models, bringers of hope. What else delivers immediate help to the worried mind and heavy heart more than music? This microproject will empower GITC to bring special musical aid to 3 such communities.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Students in impoverished areas have limited or no access to musical instruments and instruction. Their only chance may occur when we are empowered by you to bring the teacher, ukuleles and guitars to them in their own neighborhoods. It will take everyone's help to create opportunities that can save and shape their lives. Why? Because music engages children who otherwise are likely to fall prey to gangs, drugs and danger. They need opportunity, focus, passion and a place to play. We can help.
How will this project solve this problem?
This project will supply teacher training and purchase discounted instruments and supplies for children to use in classes in Compton, Watts, South Central and Central Los Angeles, in Victorville, California and in Clay, West Virginia. It will support the courageous teachers in these places to keep up their efforts to engage children in music for learning now and for their futures.
Potential Long Term Impact
This work instills life-long love of learning & success and music! It imparts a permanent solution because teachers train and keep playing for years at school. All children are reached, including those in Title 1 and public school classrooms- GITC creates precious musical opportunities for everyone. This approach makes classrooms happier places, enables students to bring up their grades and test scores, schools get stronger, and teachers acquire an inspiring new way to do their best!
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,455
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,455 . The original project funding goal was $2,400.
Every microproject is intended to use the donations it receives in accordance with its stated description; however, it is important to provide project leaders with the flexibility to maximize the potential benefit from the donations they receive. This means that your donation may be used as a part of the main project that supports this microproject, specifically Infuse Learning with Music in Pre-K-8 Classrooms!. In this event, the project leader is required to post an update to the microproject detailing the results and reasons behind this change.
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