Guitars in the Classroom just concluded 5 weeks of Summer Strummers Clubs for students in high-needs and marginalized neighborhoods in our community. Kids met every day for 3.5 hours after summer school and they made a lot of art, read incredible books, and played a ton of music. You can feel the joy… young lives transformed through music - www.guitarsintheclassroom.org
Another night in San Diego on September 1st gives us the opportunity to meet Sweet Relief. -- Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing physical or mental health issues, disability, or age-related problems. Grant recipients include musicians and music industry workers from across the country. Sweet Relief serves the music community by providing immediate financial assistance for things such as insurance premiums, prescriptions, medical treatment and operative procedures, housing costs, food costs, utilities, and other vital living expenses. www.sweetrelief.org
On September 4th, Jackson and the band hit hometown Los Angeles, where we will highlight Exposher Inc. -- Founded in 2008 as a mentor ship organization for high-school girls in the Greater Los Angeles area, their programs and services focus on academic excellence, career achievement, and personal development. Their primary objective is to bridge gaps often experienced by girls from under served communities, offering safe environments that cultivate creativity, passion, and self-care. Exposher’s mantra is to empower girls to reach their fullest potential with access to education, careers, mentor ship, community, sisterhood, travel, and building life skills. Exposher believes that transparent, open, and intimate conversations, with activities, help to prepare girls for womanhood and elevate them through life’s challenges.” -- www.exposherinc.org
Thanks to everyone - We’ll be back next week with some more great non-profits. Thank you for reading.
Tom, Paula, Diane and Jeff