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Ms. Winslow
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Gearing Up with a Guitar!

My students need an acoustic guitar to help start up a school band program and an extracurricular mariachi band.

My Students

At least once a day I get asked, "Will we ever get to play instruments?". My students are hungry for music!

Minnesota has one of the worst achievement gaps in the country, and of free or reduced price lunch students, only 25% of Hispanic Minneapolis students graduate from high school.

I work at a public charter school proving that all children are capable of success, regardless of zip code, race, or other factor. 95% of our students qualify for free or reduced price lunch, and 99% of our students are students of color. 100% of our students are on the path to and through college.

My Project

We are starting a band program at our school to empower our students and enrich their lives with music. A guitar is an incredibly versatile instrument, and it would additionally help us with our dream to add an extracurricular mariachi band in addition to a traditional school band. While so many schools in our country are choosing to cut the arts, we are taking on this endeavor because we recognize the tremendous impact music involvement can have on students' overall academic success. Very few of our students are able to rent or purchase instruments, yet we aim to provide equitable access to the joy of music making. This requires a sizable amount of funding, which we simply don't have yet.

We recently had a nearby school lend us drumline percussion instruments so that we would have something to offer our students.

The students involved in our drumline have changed so much in two months' time. Their heads are held higher, they have become more confident in themselves and their abilities, and their attitudes towards school are incredible. By donating to this project, you will literally change the lives of many young, deserving scholars.

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DG-60 Acoustic Guitar • Woodwind and Brasswind $179.99 1 $179.99
Acoustic Guitar Gig bag • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.99 1 $19.99

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This project will reach 220 students.

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