Give a child a free music lesson

625 points

By redeeming 625 of your TerraCycle points, you can help the D'Addario Music Foundation give one child a free music lesson. Studying music not only has the capacity to help children overcome the negative impacts of poverty but has biologically measurable positive outcomes on auditory, language and memory skills.  Access to music education helps close the achievement gap for many children.  Kids who study music are 5x more likely to stay in school, graduate on time and apply to college.

Students in D’Addario Foundation partner programs have had consistent academic success.  Drop-out rates in the 50 largest cities in the U.S. are at 50%.  In neighborhoods where graduation rates hover even below 50%, students in immersive and free music education programs are graduating at almost 100%.  Many are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The D'Addario Foundation: 

The D’Addario Foundation is a unique non-profit grant-making organization providing support to high-quality sustainable music instruction programs on the frontline to improve access to music education. We support programs that bring music back into communities and schools and get kids playing as early and as frequently as possible. The D'Addario Foundation believes in the transformative power of music and that mentoring and building communities through music can positively affect social change.  100% of every dollar raised goes directly to programs on the frontline.

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