Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students

 
£23,829
£28,311
Raised
Remaining

Summary

The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation donates musical instruments to under-funded school music programs across the country in an effort to give more students the many benefits of music education, help them achieve more in school and inspire creativity and expression through playing music. Hundreds of thousands of students have benefited and thousands of instruments have been donated to 1,362 school music programs across the country.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In the last several years, school music programs have been gutted by budget cuts. It is vitally important that children are not deprived of experiencing their enormous potential for creativity, imagination, discipline, self-esteem and confidence, as well as experiencing the social, emotional and cognitive benefits that come from playing music. Music programs are also a catalyst for creating parental and community involvement in school and often a motivating factor for a child to stay in school.

How will this project solve this problem?

The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation keeps music alive in our schools by providing durable, high-quality musical instruments to deserving, under-funded music programs nationwide.

Potential Long Term Impact

By increasing the school's inventory of quality, playable instruments, music teachers are given the tools they need to deliver a quality music education to students who want to learn, re-energize their program, attract new students and instill a sense of pride and worth for the students and the entire school.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £23,829
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £28,311
Total Funding Goal: £52,140

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

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Organization

Project Leader

Natalia Hernandez

Communications Coordinator
Studio City, CA United States

Where is this project located?

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