Children of Promise Schools
The Children Of Promise Schools began as a response to addressing the challenges urban youth were facing in the community. The schools' mission is clear: provide a free high-quality education and give children the tools to succeed regardless of any hurdles that may prevent them from becoming the leaders of tomorrow.

The schools' music program includes string instruments, various wind instruments, and percussion. Although this sounds like a robust collection, teachers still felt something was missing. Thanks to an instrument grant from The Guitar Center Music Foundation, advanced students will now enjoy learning to play acoustic guitar twice a week plus a special Saturday class with the ensemble.

Music is clearly an important part of the lesson plan.

Trena Lawson is the schools’ Associate Executive Director of Advancement and she believes the guitars will certainly contribute to the learning experience, not only for the students, but the teachers as well.

"I feel that it is important that our teachers discover each child's gift and potential to develop it," she says. “Guitars enhance our music program and provide a new and exciting choice and opportunity because music is an integral part of our curriculum."

The teachers and staff at Children Of Promise are dedicated to improving the lives of the children in their community. Each shares in the mission of instilling a curiosity that compels a child to pursue an everlasting education, one which transforms the community.

"Playing an instrument and learning to read music definitely requires critical thinking and playing music is a life-long learning lesson," Trena says. "Music is also a part of a global and universal language."

Our foundation and the Children Of Promise Schools would like to say thank you to Guitar Center and Mitchell Guitars for their generous donation.
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Check out the surprised and excited kids receiving the acoustic guitars! Click on image to play the clip.
Upcoming Calendar
  • This March, the Foundation is working with the 2019 Experience Hendrix Tour for the inaugural "Guitar Giveaway" where one lucky kid from a neighboring school will receive a Mitchell electric guitar on stage as guitar legends honor the memory of Jimi Hendrix. 15 guitars in total will be awarded by Janie Hendrix and she will advocate on our behalf the benefits of music education. The concerts are expected to be well attended as the tour spans 30 dates beginning March 3. See link for more details.

  • The Foundation is working on a huge grant of instruments to the Philadelphia school district for the month of March. This will be one of the largest deliveries in our history and we couldn't be more excited.

  • The Foundation has been receiving a much wider variety of instruments, in addition to guitars and drums, and this will enable us to broaden our reach to more music programs across the country.

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