May 17, 2016

Become a Mentor

Become a KING Music Mentor

Kids In a New Groove is always seeking talented, passionate, and dedicated volunteers to serve as Music Mentors. Our mentors are the true catalysts of change in the lives of our students. By providing free, private, in-home music lessons, our program - and our mentors- help our students not only to grow musically, but also to create trusting relationships, goal-setting, and overall self-accomplishment. The often tumultuous lives of youth in Foster Care has found a solution in our program, a solution we can only carry out with people like you - our Mentors. If you are interested, please feel free to fill out our application below and return it to us, if you have any questions contact volunteer@kidsinanewgroove.org.

Because we work with Youth in Foster Care, Volunteers must be 18 or older and willing to make a year-long commitment with weekly, half- hour lessons. 

"As a teacher, I have been greatly influenced by my association with KING. The specialized training and workshops they provide have given me priceless insight and perspective and have made me a more thoughtful and effective mentor. I have witnessed first hand the powerful influence that music can have on a child’s confidence and self-esteem, as well as their intellectual and emotional health and development."

-Alan Retamozo, KING Mentor

"Foster children often lack the stable environment that is so crucial in a child’s life.  With KING, they strive to stay with the children as long as possible having their teacher come to them, whether or not their living environment is stable or ever-changing."

-Missy Hance, past KING mentor