Zhi Cheng Lin via Crowdrise
October 03, 2011
BENEFITING: Education Through Music
ORGANIZER: Education Through Music
Education Through Music wrote -
Team ETM supports music education for disadvantaged children.
As Zhi has been such an amazing friend to us all, let's think of a way to give him an opportunity of a lifetime for his birthday this year. (Sorry, can't reveal his age because that would oust my own!)
I have entered Zhi into the 2011 ING NYC Marathon for November 6th. It will be a surprise birthday present from all his friends. We will also be supporting an amazing charity that provides a musical outlet for disadvantaged children, Education Through Music (ETM). ETM forms long-term partnerships with New York City schools that serve disadvantaged children and lack school-wide music programs.
Did you know that many schools, especially those serving children in low-income communities, provide no music instruction or rely solely on short-term programs that do not serve every student? ETM believes that every child deserves music as a part of their education. The partnerships ETM forms with NYC schools provide weekly, skills- and standards-based music instruction to every child in each school, and provide supporting services such as training, professional development, leadership guidance, assessment and capacity building to teaching artists, teachers, principals and parents.
Our goal is $1,250. I have provided the first donation- we are 10% of our way there! Please share this link with as many friends and family as you would like. Thank you all in advance for your genorousity and love. On behalf of Zhi and myself, we are truly lucky to have amazing friends and family like you.
All the best,