giving vulnerable students opportunities
to be immersed in the changing power of
the healing power of music can ignite positive change
noun: sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it
Life is tough for a lot of our neighbors. Children are neglected and abused. Single parents are trying to make ends meet. Anxiety and depression reach our children. Suicide. Hunger. Drugs. We choose to see others with eyes of compassion.
noun: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty
Music doesn't fix the difficulties. But it can build the courage and stamina to navigate them, giving voice to our emotions when words fail. When allowed, music can teach us how to celebrate with joy or mourn with tears. It can lift depression, relieve pain, ease hurt., even if just for a few moments. The benefits are documented science for people of all ages and walks of life.
noun: the use of imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work
We seek to use our God given creativity and power of music to inspire and release creativity in our neighbors.
noun: a person connected with another especially by kinship or common interest
Human connection is critical to thrive. Connecting with positive role models through music brings life and hope.
noun: the mental and ethical traits marking and individualizing a person, group, or nation
Learning music builds character that can last a lifetime. Discipline. Work Ethic. Courage. Self Esteem. Team work.
When our neighbors can thrive, our communities can thrive. When our neighbors are inspired and have courage and connection, our communities have life and hope.