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Kids In A New Groove provides free, in-home music lessons to youth (ages 5 to 22) in foster care. Our unique program provides the instruments for each student, performance opportunities, and dedicated Music Mentors. Our trained Music Mentors work to encourage students' growth in musicality, creating trusting relationships, and overall self-confidence. We aim to help give our students all the tools necessary to be successful as they transition into adulthood.
Our Music Mentors are very carefully vetted and have a passion for music and sharing that music with others.
“Thank you so much! It’s because of people like you that I can actually progress towards accomplishing my dreams. You are so amazing for doing what you do. I signed my first autograph last night!!”
- Alyssa, KING student, Age 18
"When offered the opportunity to work with foster youth and children who are 'in the system,' I had no idea it would change my perspective on teaching. Meeting with these kids each week drives home the intense connection music creates between people of differing backgrounds, races, and abilities. Watching a withdrawn teenage girl in a residential treatment center fo grom refusing to talk or make eye contact to singing on stage at the X Games is nothing short of an amazing transformation. It's not my teaching necessarily. It's the program - the weekly contact, her knowing I'm gonna be there no matter what's going on around her, and knowing that during our time together, she doesn't have to be anything to anyone. She can lose herself in singing. That's huge."
- Julie Fiore, KING music Mentor