Getting your homework done is a little easier with the incentive of rocking out on a guitar after.
Earlier this year we mentioned Rock to the Future, an afterschool program that one of our clients, Jessica McKay, began to provide students the opportunity to learn a musical instrument while getting homework assistance. Now we're happy to report that the homework is getting done and the rocking out is not far behind.
Students from Rock to the Future will play their first annual holiday concert on December 18, 2010 at the Atonement Lutheran Church, 1542 East Montgomery Ave., Philadelphia, Pa., at 6:00 p.m. for the community. A $5.00 donation is suggested and refreshments will be served.
“We invite the community to come out and support our students for their first concert,” said McKay. “We’re looking forward to a great evening for the whole family. The students will play a variety of holiday songs, covers from the Beatles and some original music.”
Founded in 2010, Rock to the Future, is the only program of its kind in the city, which combines an afterschool music education and youth development program, at no cost to students. It is open to Philadelphia students between the ages 9-14. The program focuses on incorporating music education with academics to create success in school and in life by improving cognitive thinking, learning capacity, socialization skills, self-esteem and creative thinking. Students learn to play an instrument – their choice of guitar, bass guitar, drums, vocals or keyboards – and also receive homework help. Students attend the program every day after school at the Atonement Lutheran Church in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia. During the course of the year, the students will work together to write new, original music and attend free educational and musical seminars and workshops. All donations support Rock to the Future.
For more information, contact McKay at 610.416.6742, firstname.lastname@example.org.