Lift Hearts and Shape Young Minds Through Music

$2,194 $0
Raised Remaining


Young children around our country are going to school everyday in places where music no longer fills the air. In some. the K-3 music programs have disappeared- exactly at the time when music profoundly shapes young hearts and minds! Please help us give children the strengths, abilities, passion and confidence that music bestows when you contribute to GITC. Let's build music a home in preschools and K-3 classrooms where teachers can lead singing for learning every day, in Mississippi and beyond!

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Mobile, Alabama is a large metropolitan area with great need for music integration in their classrooms. Affected by weather and the economy, this community is struggling to provide music for its young children. The poverty rate in the area where we will serve if funded is high- and teachers in 19 Head Start locations all want to help their young students learn through music. Our site in Mira Mesa serves 600 children from the middle and working class community near the Mira Mar Air Force base.

How will this project solve this problem?

This project will provide instruments, teacher training, early childhood musical materials, ukuleles and shakers so the 3-6 year olds in this program can get a better start in learning and life.

Potential Long Term Impact

The long term effects of making music when started in childhood are profound and influence everything from a child's ability to read and speak to think logically. For in depth reading on this subject, please visit

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,194

Funding Information

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 $2,194 .  The original project funding goal was $2,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Jessica Baron

San Diego, CA United States

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