"'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
"Music gives me something to do. I write music on a daily basis. It allows me to express my feelings and redirect my feelings in a positive manner."
- Student, 16, Achieving Recovery Through Creativity,St. Charles, MO
"So far, only one released PREF graduate has re-offended and has been returned to prison in the past 24 months. That percentage is unheard of in corrections. PREF programs work — including the music program — of course."
- Bob Groves, Volunteer Music Teacher, Plainfield Re-entry Educational Facility, Plainfield, IN