JAMAICA YOUTH STRING ORCHESTRA Put an instrument in the hands of a child and a whole new world opens up. That’s the idea behind our Youth String Orchestra project. At-risk youth come from schools, correctional programs, and youth service agencies. It’s a perfect example of how the healing quality of music encourages not only discipline, self-esteem, and creative expression, but also the mitigation of crime and rehabilitation in communities.
MUSIC IS THE VOICE OF THE SOUL
Musical instruments will change their lives
This is a request for you to join The Coore Foundation’s Jamaica Youth String Orchestra Project GROW RHYTHM, in its quest to stem the tidal wave of crime currently ravaging our communities, taking our most vulnerable youth hostage, and stealing the next generation of citizens.
GROW RHYTHM (the most recent in a series of music projects launched in the Caribbean to provide a nurturing, supportive alternative to the enticements of crime) is free and open to at-risk Jamaicans between the ages of 6 and 19 years old. It will provide supportive, caring environments, designed to attract young people to music as a form of self-expression, pride, and a possible career.
Participants in the GROW RHYTHM project will attend daily after-school and Saturday classes. Certified teachers will teach them to play the violin, viola, cello, and/or double bass; first as individuals, then as part of an orchestra. They will learn teamwork and earn the opportunity to compete in national and international music competitions. Academic counseling/tutoring will also be available.
Our tutors use tested and proven interventional techniques to foster self-esteem & self-confidence. Musical Instruments Could Change Their Lives.
Musical training will instill in our students the discipline and focus necessary to succeed in both academic and musical endeavors. With their previously free time now occupied by enjoyable, affordable activities, our youth will be off the streets, engaged in lifelong arts, learning discipline, perseverance, etiquette, and techniques to help them succeed in all areas of their lives. More importantly, these new skills will be instrumental in preventing negative behavior and poor choices, leading to a decrease in criminal activity among this new cohort of children.
In light of the aforementioned, we will be opening 20 youth orchestra programs throughout the 14 parishes. To achieve our goal of launching this year-round project in Jamaica in the Spring of 2023, we need your help to purchase the following:
Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center https:/ /chucklevins.com/ has partnered with the Coore Foundation to provide musical instruments at a significantly reduced cost. The company is so invested in this project that a team of company personnel is traveling to Jamaica to help with it's implementation. The quantities of instruments requested are based on responses to our successful projects in other Caribbean countries.
The Coore Foundation, established in 2000 for the specific purpose of disrupting the school-to-crime pipeline, is active in 23 countries. The Jamaica Youth String Orchestra Project, GROW RHYTHM, is the most recent in a series of programs launched in the Caribbean to provide a nurturing, supportive alternative to the enticements of crime. Jamaica is confronting the dilemma of how to raise ethical, confident, conscientious, self-aware young adults able and preferring to earn a satisfying, living wage, or start sustainable legal businesses, in a world where criminal activity often offers immediate, tangible, rich rewards, and no or few consequences. In today’s reality, both parents must work to adequately provide for their offspring, leading to latchkey children, left to their own devices between the end of the school day and the time their parents get home. Many after-school programs, especially music and the arts, have been dropped due to budget cuts, creating opportunities for predators to prey on vulnerable youth, interrupting and sometimes eliminating their pathways to legal, gainful, sustainable employment.
Our mission is to inspire and help youth around the world reach their fullest potential through access and exposure to proactive solutions which improve lives, well-being, and social and economic outcomes. To date, the Foundation has held Sexual and Reproductive Health Camps and provided academic resources and shoes to tens of thousands of children in 23 countries. We strive to raise awareness, increase access to intervention programs, impact public policy, monitor and measure outreach outcomes and help communities develop economically.
Your sponsorship will buy a violin, viola, cello, or double bass for GROW RHYTHM, Jamaica Youth String Orchestra Project. Please click here to purchase an instrument or make a donation towards the purchase of an instrument.
Ann-Marie Zoe Coore, MS, MA, CHES
Coore Foundation/Girls Right Of Way (GROW)
P: (516) 382-7340
PLEASE MAKE A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TO SUPPORT
GROW RHYTHM – THE JAMAICA YOUTH STRING ORCHESTRA PROJECT.
TAX ID: 43-1967561. WE ARE A 501(C) 3 ORGANIZATION.
WE AND THE CHILDREN OF JAMAICA THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SUPPORT!