Friday, August 13, 2010

Bringing Music for the Gold

California's Thousand Oaks Acorn has a story about Girl Scout Erica Williams, who is bringing her love of music to low income children as part of her quest for a Girl Scout Gold award. The high school senior-to-be knows she would not be the person she is if she hadn’t participated in music programs since elementary school. The article points out the money needed to fund such extracurricular activities is increasingly scarce, denying the next generation of students the same opportunities she enjoyed.

Fulfilling a project that’s been two years in the making, Williams has brought together three local nonprofit agencies to teach music to kids from lower-income families in Thousand Oaks. Definitely read the entire article! Are there any Gold Award projects you would like to share?