Fund Musical Resilience for At-Risk Youth!

by Guitars in the Classroom
Fund Musical Resilience for At-Risk Youth!

Project Report | May 6, 2021
Back in the Classroom with Restorative Music!

By Gail Wingfield | Director of Development

Guitars donated to John Hope Continuation HS
Guitars donated to John Hope Continuation HS

Spring is a time of renewal and hope. As COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift and many students return to their classrooms, teachers are focusing on helping students overcome the academic and social emotional disruptions caused by the pandemic. This is particularly important for at-risk older youth. Fortunately, thanks to your support, classroom teachers who train with GITC have been able to bring hope, courage, strength and resilience through our programs to students at continuation high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District throughout this school year, and are now welcoming them back into the classroom with music! 

 With your help these students are able to restore a sense of normalcy as they complete this school year and look towards the future. For example, one of the students tragically lost both parents during the pandemic. This student loves the guitar and was able to serve as a student mentor in the GITC classrooms sessions, uplifting him, providing him a sense of community with his classmates, and giving him a renewed sense of purpose.

 Last month we were able to supply 40 new instruments to students in South Los Angeles GITC programs, thanks to your generosity, and these programs increased with two brand new groups of students who began training with us. We are so excited to welcome them to making music for resilience!  Thank you for empowering GITC to provide a safe place and space for these students to grow and learn.

 Thank you for your ongoing support for this work!

 Wishing you health, peace and inspiration to keep making our world better,


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Guitars in the Classroom

Location: San Diego, CA - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @GITCmusic
Project Leader:
Jessica Baron
San Diego , CA United States
$4,622 raised of $7,000 goal
84 donations
$2,378 to go
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