We're having fun making Music Together! We need your help to provide this early childhood music program to PS536 in the Bronx for free!
Look at how much fun these kids are having! ArtStrides has been bringing Music Together to PS 536 for just over a year and you can see the results. Music makes them "surprised, excited, and happy, happy happy!" But we are running out of money and we need your help! Our funds will run out by the end of 2012. We need $15,000 to continue for the rest of these students' first grade year. How can you say no to those faces? Click the donate button today and give what you can. Remember, this is an ALL OR NOTHING campaign. That means we need to raise ALL $15,000 or we get NOTHING! So literally, every little bit helps. Please help us reach our goal. You'll be making the students of PS 536 "happy, happy, happy!"
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The money raised will help ArtStrides:
- Purchase CDs and Songbooks for each child at PS 536
- Provide classroom support materials for teachers at PS 536
- Pay our teachers
- Fund research
- Provide PS 536 teachers with professional development in early childhood music so that they can develop the tools they need to continue integrating music into the curriculum.
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PS 536 is a new school in the Bronx that has opened where a failing school was closed. The challenges include families with very low income, limited resources, and a school system that measures student success by comparing test scores against those with access to much more - including programs like Music Together.
In a recent study in Bridgeport, CT, students who participated in the Music Together program scored better on cognitive change, language development, and physical development than those who did not participate. A study in the Trenton public schools concluded that the Music Together program supports the attributes that young children need for school success.
Our goal is to help level the playing field by providing this research-based program to the students at PS 536. Our biggest challenge is funding. Once we raise the funds we will be able to make Music Together with the PS 536 community.
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Oct 23, 2012 - Dec 5, 2012
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Facebook and Twitter SHOUT OUT- We'll let your friends, family and 5th grade boyfriend know how awesome you are for donating to ArtStrides.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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SHOUT OUT + Homemade Thank You card made by the students of PS 536Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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SHOUT OUT + Homemade Thank You card + Video song sung by the students of PS 536Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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2 VIP tickets to Abigail Riccards's spring concert premiering her brand new CD!Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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2 VIP tix + BIRTHDAY PARTY - A trained Music Together specialist will come and sing at your or your child's birthday party!Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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2 VIP tix +Songstress, Liana Stampur will write you a personalized original song.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
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2 VIP tix + Meet the principal & take a tour of PS 536!Estimated delivery: May 2013
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2 VIP tix + An elegant 3 course, market inspired, sit down dinner for 6 prepared by Elisabeth Weinberg, Executive Chef of Miss Elisabeth's Catering and Food Network "Chopped! Champion.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013