Kids in a New Groove (KING) is a local Austin nonprofit whose mission is to provide Texas youth in foster care with a committed one-on-one mentoring relationship through weekly private music instruction, giving students the ability to build concrete strategies for life-long success.
Kids in a New Groove’s vision is that all Texas youth in foster care have the tools and the support they need to become successful individuals when they transition out of the foster care system.
The best part about KING? It’s completely free for the child. All of the instruments and lesson materials are provided during the lessons at no cost. The student even has a chance to earn their very own brand new instrument to keep forever after reaching goals in the program!
All of the lessons are taught by volunteer music mentors who go to the child’s foster home or placement once a week, for 30 minute lessons. The same volunteer stays with the child through the course of the program so that they may get a chance to not only have lessons, but to foster a positive mentoring relationship as well.
We have trained teachers in all instrument areas including (but not limited to) piano, guitar, clarinet, flute, voice and drums! Don’t worry, our drum teachers use electronic drum pads to teach, so there is virtually no noise for the foster parent.
It’s easy to sign a child up, just go to www.kidsinanewgroove.org and click the new student intake tab to input some information. After that, we take care of the rest!
For more information about KING, please visit our website www.kidsinanewgroove.org
Or contact Sara Harney, Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org