"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
"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
"Guitars in the Classroom is immensely grateful to The Fender Music Foundation for the generous support it has provided to our programs around the country through the years, making it possible for classroom teachers and school staff to learn to play and lead music for learning with guitars in every grade level. Thank you for your dedication to mission and your relentless work on behalf of music programs of all kinds."
- Jessica Baron, Founder and Executive Director, Guitars in the Classroom, national