Help At-Risk Children Learn to Read through Music!

Goal: $ 1000

No of Donation: 3



Goal: $ 1000
Amount Raised: $ 3150
Remaining : $
No of Donation : 3
Category : Education
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Contact Number : 619-578-2326
Address : 2770 Historic Decatur Rd.
State : San Diego
City : CA
Country : US
Zipcode : 92106


Many children in the schools where we serve are having trouble learning. Most cannot read at grade level- and reading is the gateway to all other learning. Living in high-poverty homes with deep problems, they experience unrelenting physical and mental stress and a lack of conversation. And when English isn't spoken at home, students are set back further through no fault of their own. Their teachers need our help. To overcome the reading hurdle, please give them all the power inherent in music.


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.
Over 50% of students in our low Income schools are living below the poverty line. In some schools there is 100% need. Your gift of music will help them overcome & learn to read with the power of hands-on music. Please empower us to provide training & starter sets of ukuleles in these U.S. classrooms. Children who are failing to read will learn letter/sound combinations, phonics, new vocabulary words & expressive language by creating lyrics for learning, then strumming and singing their songs!

Long-Term Impact

This work inspires a life-long love of learning and the ability to succeed in school . It imparts a solution for reaching thousands of children because teachers keep playing for all their years in the classroom. All students are reached. In these days of dwindling music programs, classroom music leadership is crucial. The ukulees & songs make classrooms happier places, enable kids to make progress each year, schools become more creative and teachers discover a new artistic passion for teaching.

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