Music & Youth Initiative Grants $220,000 to 12 Nonprofits to Support After-School Music Programs

Charlestown_imgsizeBoston MA, November 12, 2015 — The Music & Youth Initiative, an organization dedicated to creating accessible, sustainable, high-quality music programs, is pleased to announce that in 2015 it made $220,000 in grants to 12 Youth Development Partners in support of their “Music Clubhouse” programs. These organizations provide free (or at minimal cost) music lessons to underserved youth in Massachusetts and Texas, with a focus on guitar, keyboard, drums, voice, and music recording technology. Music & Youth also donated more than $15,000 in equipment and provided program support services valued at $125,000.

“We are thrilled to be able to continue to partner with these outstanding Youth Development Organizations. Their Music Clubhouses have literally changed lives by providing the opportunity of music,” said Gary Eichhorn, CEO of the Music & Youth Initiative. Collectively, the Clubhouses have over 1,000 youth enrolled in contemporary music lessons in 2015.

The Massachusetts organizations receiving grants are:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
  • Boys & Girls Club of Brockton
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Middlesex County
  • Merrimack Valley YMCA
  • Sociedad Latina
  • South Shore YMCA
  • Waltham Boys & Girls Club
  • West End House Boys & Girls Club
  • YMCA of Metro North

One Texas organization received a grant:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth

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