★ Kids Count - Day 6 ★

*** BIRTHDAY BOARD CHALLENGE ***

TODAY IS OUR 9TH BIRTHDAY!!

To celebrate, your gift will be doubled!

Our board is matching gifts up to $4500.
That's $9000 for our 9th birthday!
Samantha
"These programs can help you to find ways to express yourself and be you -- these programs can really help you find certain things that you lost and maybe find something that you're looking for. It brought back special moments and all that joy."

-Samantha, 13, Philadelphia
participant from the Center for Grieving Children

The Center for Grieving Children works with youth who have experienced a significant death in their lives. Last year, in LiveConnections' Percussion Studio summer camp, these young people made their own drums and wrote and recorded poems that told about the loved ones they'd lost. Samantha recorded a song about her relationship with her father, who had died of cancer. She told us the song "really brought back the childhood I had with my dad."

Kids need places where they feel safe, where they know they can be themselves and express what they feel. They need to know it's okay be sad, or angry. Or joyful.

We want to create those spaces -- where kids discover where music can lead them. Where they find something they might be looking for or a talent they didn't know they had. Where they know they count.

You can help us do that this summer for kids like Samantha and all year for kids around the city.

Donate today and our board will match your gift!

Think of all that joy you'll be giving!

Donate today!

♫ P.S. How does music bring you joy? Tag @LiveConnections #KidsCount2017 on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and share your own stories about the power of music.

Percussion Studio 2016
Students and staff from the Center for Grieving Children participate in our Percussion Studio summer camp. [Images: Jaci Downs Photography]

About LiveConnections
LiveConnections inspires learning and builds community through collaborative music-making. In 2008, a team of artists, educators and entrepreneurs founded LiveConnections to address declining music education in Philly schools and tap into the people-connecting power of music. Bridge Sessions, our signature interactive educational programs, blend live performances with hands-on activities, introducing urban students and people with disabilities to diverse musical cultures. Our in-school and after-school residencies provide students with sustained, in-depth music-making experiences. In addition, our critically acclaimed LiveConnections Presents concert series features collaborative concerts that cross musical boundaries. We are a nonprofit organization in residence at World Cafe Live. [learn more]

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Sponsors 2016

(List includes sponsors at the $2,500 level & up, current as of sending.)

LiveConnections is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support provided in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.

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