Send Tyvon to Summer Guitar Workshop
Organized by: Michele Neyers
EVENT DATE Aug 31, 2015
To hear Tyvon Hewitt tell the story, learning how to play the guitar has saved his life. Several years ago when he was introduced to Guitars Not Guns -- a 501c3 charity operating in the DC metro area that provides guitars and lessons to at-risk and underserved youth -- everything began to change.
Tyvon's positive experience with the program has inspired him to give back to the program by becoming a volunteer instructor for students who are just beginning. He says he gives back because he wishes he would have had someone to do that for him when he was younger.
Tyvon is a participant with the program at one of GNG's partner locations, the Latin American Youth Center in DC. The mission of the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood through multi-cultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths' social, academic and career needs.
As a reward for his success and many accomplishments, Tyvon has been awarded a full scholarship to participate in the Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop and Festival from Aug 30th - Sep 6th. The Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation holds an annual Guitar Festival and Workshop with related educational events throughout the year that attract world-class artists, superlative teachers, eager students and enthusiastic audiences who appreciate the music of the guitar, all surrounded by the magical splendor and mountains of Montana.
So many people and organizations have already stepped up to provide the things needed for Tyvon to participate. We couldn't be more grateful for them and would like to recognize them fully for their generosity and support.
- Full Workshop Tuition and Registration - Crown of the Continent Foundation
- Lodging for 7 Nights - Local Montana Residents
- Airfare - The Share Fund/Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
- Delta SkyMiles donations - Various employees at Blackboard Transact
Funding is still needed to cover additional workshop, food and incidental costs for Tyvon and his mentor.
Any donation you can make is greatly appreciated. We thank you for your generosity and support to make Tyvon's musical dream a reality.
***Please note that in the donation section there are options to cover the processing fees for this site which means 100% of your donation goes directly to Tyvon. Thank you!***