Give the Gift of Music to Children This Holiday!

Goal: $ 7000

No of Donation: 58

 

 

Goal: $ 7000
Amount Raised: $ 7035
Remaining : $
No of Donation : 58
Category : Education
Url : http://www.guitarsintheclassroom.org
Contact Number : 619-578-2326
Address : 2770 Historic Decatur Rd.
State : San Diego
City : CA
Country : US
Zipcode : 92106

Challenge

In these urban communities in our lowest performing & most economically challenged schools, access to musical instruments is an insurmountable barrier to learning to make music. Schools are in need of our help to put instruments into their students' empty hands. Because ukuleles are "cool", easy to play, transport, store in a classroom and safely share, young students love playing them! And Prek-5 teachers are excited to learn to lead the way everyday, writing new songs for reading, math & more.

Solution

Since 1998, Guitars in the Classroom (GITC) has been inspiring, training and equipping classroom teachers to integrate music making across the academic curriculum through "song-based instruction" so students of all ages have educational, musical access & opportunity at school every day. Our work prepares educators to lead music, employing it as a dynamic tool for reaching all learners, teaching all subjects, and building character, creativity and community.Programs & materials are free.
This project will provide instruments and music training for Prek-5th grade classrooms in Title I (low income) schools that are lacking the resources to give kids the chance to learn. With your help, we will accomplish this by training the classroom teachers and special educators to play ukulele, sing, write and lead songs for learning. And we'll place sets of ukuleles in the classrooms so children living below the poverty level will have the opportunity to learn to make music in 2015 & beyond!

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!

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