Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Girl Scout Steps in to Save Music Program

Recently, due to lack of funding at Granite Valley Middle School in Monson, MA, the music program is in jeopardy of being dropped from the school's curriculum. Showing fantastic leadership and initiative, Girl Scout Amanda Davey has made "Monson Musical Instrument Drive" her Girl Scout Gold Award project. To date, Amanda's project has brought in over $5,000 dollars worth of monetary gifts and musical instruments to benefit the music program at Granite Valley Middle School. If that alone isn’t cool enough, her efforts also captured the attention of Do Something and VH1 Save the Music Foundation who awarded Amanda a $1,000 grant for her school's music program (and a Rock Band Video Game system, and a Fender guitar!). If only every school had a Girl Scout going for her Gold.

Do Something and VH1 Save the Music Foundation said recently in a letter to Amanda,

"...We wanted to let you know that the judging panel and the Do Something team
were blown away by what you did."
So are we. Congratulations, Amanda.

Amanda is still working on the goals of her Gold Award project. If you have a musical instrument you'd like to donate, please let us know, and we'll forward it to Amanda!