The Rock Club and Rock for Vets mission is to create a music education program for At-Risk Youth, Veterans and individuals struggling with social adjustment, and mental health issues by offering music instruction classes to all. Music is a catalyst for healing, rebuilding self confidence and indeed reduces the daily stresses of everyday life. By developing coping skills, compassion, self esteem and communication skills these At-Risk youth and Veterans are able to slowly reenter life.
At-Risk Youth: The overall goal of The Rock Club’s Music Programs for youth is to assist students who are identified at high risk for failure to succeed in the academic setting. This includes supporting them to achieve success in the school setting and to assist in “on time” graduation. Whether they can already play an instrument or not, can sing or if they just have the desire to learn, all students are offered a chance to build their social skills, self esteem, and develop personal accountability in a supportive and educational environment.
Veterans: Rock For Vets is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives and well being of disabled military Veterans in the greater Long Beach area through music instruction and rehabilitation, one on one mentoring and life skill coaching. Through music instruction Veterans from the Vietnam War, Desert Storm, Iraq, and Afghanistan who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Spinal Cord and Brain Injury and other emotional and physical traumas find that involvement in the Rock For Vets program reduces stress, improves their quality of life and begins the healing process by engaging with other vets and reaping the rewards of the small successes they experience while learning to perform as part of the band.
Twenty-three Vets commit suicide each DAY: nearly one per hour. (ABC News) This staggering statistic speaks loudly to the need for multiple therapeutic disciplines.
Jerry Salas, Rock For Vets Head Coach is also a Vietnam Army War Veteran. who returned to civilian life with an inability to maintain healthy relationships and adjust to civilian life without being paralyzed from the horrific memories of his war experiences. After significant therapeutic attempts which met with little success - music rehabilitation; in particular, drum instruction was suggested.
Rock for Vets is about giving back to those who once faithfully served this country and are now in need our support in putting the pieces of their lives back together.
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