BENEFITING: AMERICAN CENTER FOR ELEMENTAL MUSIC AND MOVEMENT
Help send kids to a quality musical drama camp this summer! Sponsorships for bus travel start at $20!
ACEMM is teaming up with Bridges for Harmony, an El Sistema-inspired organization, targeting under-served youth in VA, to provide a quality camp experience for children in elemental musical drama. This camp experience provides a much needed summer opportunity to further the skills and artistic benefits that are helping them grow and thrive during the year. For more about BRIDGES go to www.bridgesharmony.com.
The campers will work collaboratively with teaching professionals and others who are skilled in the area of elemental musical drama.
ACEMM's mission is to provide accessibility for learners of all ages to experience the joys of music and movement, and what better way to learn, create and collaborate than through stories and drama. Instructors, instruments and inspiration are already provided - all they need is daily bus travel!
Twenty children who will attend this camp need bus transportation for 10 days . The cost for transportation is $20 per child. Will you sponsor travel for one or more children for this valuable experience? Make your gift of $20, $40 or $60 today!
BRIDGES: Harmony Through Music launched in October 2013 and is recognized as the first El-Sistema inspired program in Fairfax County, VA, a suburb of Washington, DC. The program operates three days a week at Cunningham Park Elementary in Vienna, VA and as an after-school activity. Like other El-Sistema programs, BRIDGES provides opportunities to under-engaged children and aims to harness the transformational power of the collective study and practice of music to affect social change. The hallmark of BRIDGES, however, lies in the diversity of its students which reflects the local community. Over half of our students are enrolled in federal lunch assistance programs and many come from a home where English is not the primary language spoken. As a result, BRIDGES is leading the way in showing that the El –Sistema model can be used to bring together communities that are not only socioeconomically diverse, but ethnically and culturally varied as well.