May 17, 2016

Who We Are

Our Mission

Kids In A New Groove provides 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.

Our Vision

By creating a consistent and nurturing environment, we empower youth in foster care to transform their futures through music mentorship.


Karyn Scott founded Kids In New Digs in 2004, a nonprofit that intended to provide donated clothing to kids in the foster care system – having worked as a federal prosecutor in Travis County, she was familiar with the youth in foster care. After realizing that donated clothing would not make a lasting difference in each child's life, the organization changed its name and mission in 2009 to reflect its ambitions: to enrich and enhance the lives of foster kids and to help them "age out" of the program with at least one solid adult relationship, a set of learned skills, and a sense of self-worth.