"I will never take the things for granted in life that I once did. I have found a constructive and wholesome way to interact with my peers. The bond we share in music spans across our differences, teaching us respect and compassion for one another instead of anger and fear."
- Participant in the correctional facility music program, ArtSpring, Inc., FL
"'The real benefit of the drum line, as I see it, is the completely new, 100% positive identity the drum line gives each participant. They have a skill — something they feel they are actually good at — that sets them apart from their distinction as 'formerly homeless youth'."
- Michael Stevens, Instructor, Dignity Housing, Philadelphia, PA
"Every week brings new residents to PREF and as we lose someone to release, the new ones are quick to sign up for the music program."
- Bob Groves, Volunteer Music Director, Plainfield Re-entry Educational Facility, Plainfield, IN