Guitars Over Guns delivers high impact arts-based mentoring programs to empower at-risk youth. By working collaboratively with schools and communities, we encourage young people to become independently productive members of society through individual expression, social interaction, and personal accountability.
Vision & Mission
All young people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential through the transformative nature of music and the arts and the power of mentorship.
GOGO provides mentoring to at-risk youth through visual art and music education as an alternative to the negative and harmful influences that typically dominate their environments.
The GOGO program is designed to provide positive, culturally relevant, hands on music, dance and visual arts education and mentoring for at-risk children. Working collaboratively with the school and community, GOGO provides students a wealth of artistic and musical connections and experiences. All students in the music program learn to read and write contemporary music, play instruments and perform on stage and/or in a recording studio. Performances and gallery displays are also integral to the dance and fine arts programs.