"Music makes my life better and gives me a sense of self."
- Student, 16, Achieving Recovery Through Creativity, St. Charles, MO
"You are enabling real people to overcome these challenges, helping to raise healthy and productive children, and finally contributing to the strength of our entire community."
- Raymond Schimmer, Chief Executive Officer, Parsons Child and Family Center, Albany, NY
"There are a lot of family moments. My mom is like, ‘Oh, I'm so proud of my son; he plays viola.’ And she'll start hugging me, and the rest of my siblings are like, ‘Mom, please!’ I remember when my family all came over on Christmas, I played and a couple of them started crying. And the rest of them were really proud. It made me feel good."
- Student, Community MusicWorks, Providence, RI