Because we work with youth in foster care, volunteers must be 18 or older and willing to make a commitment of 24 service hours working with their student over the course of one year. Youth in foster care face constant instability, so building a consistent, reliable, long-term relationship is vital to the effectiveness of our program.
KING serves youth in foster care from ages 5-22 in the greater Austin area (Travis, Williamson, and Hays counties). We provide our students with an instrument of their choice and any necessary music lesson materials and accessories. KING students play a variety of instruments, from guitar and percussion to woodwinds, strings, and brass.
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"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