Research has found that music has a huge impact on children and adolescents and also helps in other areas of learning as well. The benefits of kids learning music:
- language development
- increased IQ
- improved test scores
Music helps KIPP Academy reach and engage every child who enters its doors.
A small school in the Bronx, KIPP Academy works hard to support kids who need all the help they can get. Ninety-five percent (95%) of its students qualify for free or reduced-cost lunch and more than one in seven receives special education services.
The slogan on the Music Room wall sets the stage—All of Us Will Learn Music. No matter what backgrounds they come from or what challenges they face, they learn lessons together that will serve them the rest of their lives.
The program is costly. Just replacing strings and maintaining keyboards and electronic equipment has put a severe strain on KIPP’s budget. But they also believe it’s worth every penny which is why I believe we should help raise money for a music program.
Ways To Help:
- Donate clothes – Request a bag, fill it with your child’s outgrown clothes, and Schoola will have it picked up, online and benefiting the school in no time.
- Shop – When you shop $2 of every $5 you spend buys instruments for their school.
- Share this post with your friends, family, neighbors and everyone you know so that they can help.
Let’s do something amazing for these students. Let’s join Schoola and help KIPP continue to engage and empower children to realize their potential through music by helping them raise money for a music program.
Disclosure: We have teamed up with Schoola to help this particular school. This is a sponsored opportunity, all opinions though are 100% my own. Our family has also requested bags to donate clothes to help this school build it’s music program because we believe every child should benefit from learning music.