About us

Kids in a New Groove's (KING) mission is to provide Central Texas children living in foster care with a committed one-on-one mentoring relationship through private music instruction. Since 2009, KING has empowered over 500 youth with music. We provide youth in foster care with consistent mentorship through the delivery of free, in-home music lessons. Children in foster care are a highly vulnerable and underserved population. Having undergone emotional, sexual, or physical abuse, the children’s lives are traumatic before they even enter foster care. Our music mentors and their students build a lasting relationship of support which helps our students succeed academically, emotionally and socially. KING equips youth in care with concrete tools to show the world and, more importantly, youth themselves what they can accomplish with passion and dedication.

  • High School Graduation rate

    All eligible High School seniors in 2015 & 2016 successfully graduated. This is an amazing accomplishment especially when compared to the National Average for youth in care of 47% High School Graduation Rate.

  • Mentorship Hours per student

    Our students receive an average of 25 hours of free, private music lessons and Mentorship per year in the instrument of their choosing.

  • 13-17 years old

    43% of our students are between the ages of 13 to 17, with the next highest population being 9-12 at 28%, 5-8 with 19% and 18+ with 10%.

  • Percentage of Volunteer Mentors

    82% of our Mentors are Volunteer Music Mentors who commit to a minimum of year's worth of weekly, half- hour, music lessons.

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Please consider giving to Kids in a New Groove! Donating via IATS is safe and secure, guaranteeing that KING can continue to change the lives of Texas youth in foster care through private music lessons and mentorship. Kids in a New Groove is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which means that all donations are tax deductible.

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