WE ARE PRESENTLY RESTRUCTURING OUR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION TO BETTER SUIT CHILDREN IN CRISIS AND COMMUNITIES EMERGING FROM CONFLICT.
1. Music & The Art:
Clearly, these kids also need food and medical attention, and you cannot eat a saxophone – but a saxophone can help us in less visible ways.
Music helps us deal with the dissonance in our lives. The simple act of blowing through a saxophone creates a safe space to reflect upon and express oneself, and this in turn strengthens our sense of self-reliance and feeling of belonging.
Music and arts therapy programs allow kids to create a community of support for each other and this inspires and motivates them in the present while impacting the cultural life of society in the long run.
2. Collaborative Partnerships
Give Kids Your Instruments partners with NGOs, schools, community boards, and child protection services to help project manage music and arts programs for young people.
By partnering with preexisting established and local community organizations, we can provide very specific creative experiences to children whom might not normally have the chance to explore music and art making.
In this way, we are able to fill a gap too often found in children’s lives.
3. Accountable Research & Reciprocity
Develop accountability with local communities and transparency with the international community.
Research the importance of art in cultural development and the effect arts therapy and education has on children growing up in conflict areas.
Establish measurable programs for music, arts, and play therapy for children most in need.
Foster sustainable and creative community initiatives in areas emerging from conflict.
We are artists and musicians dedicated to serving underserved young people.
This includes advocating for their human rights.
Nonprofit status resumes January 2022.