This project will build and restore music and band programs in underprivileged Chicago land schools lacking or at-risk of losing their music programs; providing band directors, new instruments, scholastic field trips, music intensive workshops with industry professionals and performance opportunities.
Over 60,000 Chicago youth in underprivileged neighborhoods and schools are facing -extremely high exposure to crime and violence in highlighted communities at ages 11-14. -emotional and social instability among students in grades 6-8 due to life challenges -Lack of positive role models that inspire students to do their best -lack of preparedness for next grade level advancement -Low graduation rates among students. -budget cuts in schools reducing and eliminating the arts programs
We provide music education and enrichment camp, mentoring program, instruments, and field trips helping -Increase public school attendance rates 2. Increase education quality 3. Reducing exposure to crime and violence 4. Reducing the remedial education needed during post-secondary studies 5. Increase likelihood of receiving grants and scholarships for post-secondary studies 6. Increase public school graduation rates 7. Enhance parental involvement
We will provide music education for 200 underprivileged Chicago students, allowing them to increase school attendance & graduation rates while decreasing violence.