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Music to Our Ears: Rock for Kids Uses Pro Bono to Connect Students to Music

Since 2009 the Taproot Foundation has award Rock For Kids five Pro Bono grants valued at $285,000. These grants include a Competitor/Collaborator Analysis, a Board Recruitment Grant, a Key Messages and Brand Strategy Grant, a Naming and Visual Identity Grant, and an ongoing Wordpress Website Grant.

Click Here to read a Taproot report on their work with Rock For Kids...

SPONSOR A STUDENT FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR

 

For only $30 a month or $350 a year you can bring a year of music to a child in need. Sign up for a recurring monthly donation or make a one-time donation, and help transform a life, today. Click here to sponsor a student.

ONXRT14 BENEFITS ROCK FOR KIDS

93XRT's annual ONXRT: Live From The Archives Volume 14 CD sold out quickly, and Rock For Kids was chosen as a beneficiary of the project. We were honored to accept a $25,000 donation, which will fund two full Rock For Kids classes for over a year. Thank you to honorary board member Norm Winer and all of our friends and Rock For Kids family at 93XRT for all of your support! Together, we are changing the lives of thousands of Chicago children.

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HONORARY BOARD SPOTLIGHT: BUDDY GUY

Blues Legend Buddy Guy has been playing the Blues here in Chicago since 1957 and he knows how important it is to support the Chicago community - that's why he became an Honorary Board Member of Rock For Kids.

"In Chicago, many children learn of hardships at too young an age. They are without homes or family, living under the poverty level and struggling against a culture that pushes them towards drugs and violence. These children know the blues, but they don't have the music to express it themselves. Your donation can bring happiness to these kids who have so much sadness" - Buddy Guy

Read A Message from Buddy Guy...

TOP 5 WAYS TO HELP ROCK FOR KIDS

  1. Become a Recurring Donor. For $30/month you can sponsor a student for an entire year!
  2. Donate autographed memorabilia to our Annual Rock and Roll Charity Auction.
  3. Create Your Own Fundraising Page! Through firstgiving.org you can create your own fundraising page for Rock For Kids, set a goal for how much money you would like to raise, and promote it to your friends!
  4. Volunteer to help at an event.
  5. Throw your own fundraiser and donate the proceeds to Rock For Kids.

THIS IS HOW WE ROCK! WATCH OUR VIDEO

Check out some of the beautiful footage from Rock For Kids classes, created in partnership with figfilms.net Thanks to executive director James Gustin and Director Melissa Martens and to our great students and teachers who appear in the video!

THE ROCK FOR KIDS AND ANDREW BIRD SCHOLARSHIP

 

Andrew Bird and Rock For Kids have teamed up to present The Rock For Kids Andrew Bird Scholarship.The scholarship will provide a music student enrolled at ChiArts (Chicago High School for the Arts), who has demonstrated financial need, with private music instruction for one school year. ChiArts is Chicago's first public high school for the arts focused on providing each uniquely gifted students with exceptional preparation in the fine or performing arts.

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ROCK FOR KIDS RECEIVES ARTS WORK FUND FOR ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT

Rock For Kids is proud to announce that the organization has been selected to receive a gift of $12,000 from The Chicago Community Foundation, a corporate affiliate of the Chicago Community Trust. This generous gift will help Rock For Kids to complete a Development Audit and 18-month Development plan.

ORGANIZATION HELPS KEEP MUSIC IN CURRICULUM

Rock For Kids has been featured on Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ's Eight Forty-Eight program. Erica Hunter talked with Executive Director Maria Mowbray, as well as Dorthea Lattyak, the principal at Melody Elementary - a school where Rock For Kids provides music classes

Listen to the interview...

FEATURED STORE ITEM: ROCK FOR KIDS POSTER SALE

***SALE** Local Artist Spike Press along with printer Spike Press made our beautiful 20th Anniversary poster. This poster is currently on sale for $15!

Shop at the Rock For Kids Online Store...

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