Project Category: Kids/Teens
Number of Participants: 1000+
Duration of Project: 1-4 Hours
Indoor/Outdoor: Can be conducted either indoor or outdoor
Service Opportunities: Collecting Goods, Financial Donations
Location: Kids In A New Groove will come to the group meeting location. MAP LINK
|Kids In A New Groove provided Central Texas youth in foster care with a committed one-on-one mentoring relationship through weekly music lessons, giving students the ability to build concrete strategies for life-long success. They are always seeing monetary and instrument donations to continue providing free weekly music lessons and mentorship exclusively to youth in foster care. All donations are tax deductible and tax receipt will be provided by the nonprofit.
In return, the students are available to perform for the group.
Impact: Kids In A New Groove has served over 600 students since the program's inception with each relationship lasting 1.5 years on average and our longest student-mentor relationship lasting over five years. Our Mentoring through Music program is designed to boot self-confidence and empower students to overcome obstacles and challenges by setting attainable goals and offering generous rewards to celebrate and encourage further achievement within and outside of our program. Students are offered several opportunities throughout the year to perform on-stage at both student recitals and fundraising events. Students also participate in exclusive experiential learning workshops that allow them to see firsthand the variety of future opportunities available to them within the realm of music. KING has a long-term commitment to the success of our students and we have seen the direct impact our program makes in the lives of young people. For the last three years, 100% of KING's eligible students graduated high school, as compared to the national average of less than 50% of youth in foster care, and 95% of our students went on to pursue higher education or enlist in the military compared to the national average of less than 3% for youth in foster care.
Volunteer Responsibilities: Monetary or instrument donations.
F&B Provided for Volunteers: No
Option to Move Project to a Different Location: Yes