Unlock 3,000 children's inner music-makers

 
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Mar 3, 2011

Songs out of Egypt

Little Kids Rock class
Little Kids Rock class

Music can transform a child’s life and the ambiance of an entire school. Consider the impact you can make with a donation of $50, which puts an instrument into a child’s hands.

12-year-old Nailah found her confidence in a Jersey City Little Kids Rock classroom 5,600 miles away from her native Egypt. Her school principal observed her struggling to communicate and relying heavily on her translator.

Days later, he stopped into a Little Kids Rock teacher’s classroom and witnessed something that brought a tear to his eye. The teacher asked the group who would like to audition for a solo in Mariah Carey’s song, All I Want For Christmas Is You, and Nailah was the first person to stand up and sing the song to a group of 60 kids in the packed classroom.  Students passing by the room ducked in to see who was singing.

Music has the power to create an atmosphere of cooperation and support. 

“Students were captivated by her confidence and were non-judgmental of her pronunciation issues with the English text,” her teacher said.  The principal goes on to address bullying, a troubling issue in schools today.  “If we want to stop bullying, I think we should get Little Kids Rock into more schools,” the principal said.

So you see how your generous contribution helps break down the barriers that isolate children by providing them with free instruments, free music lessons, and a support system of teachers and peers who appreciate them for who they are.

Thank you for helping Little Kids Rock build a better environment for our children, and please give as generously as you can.

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Sandi Zellner

Verona, New Jersey United States

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