About Guitars Over Guns

Guitars Over Guns (GOGO) delivers high impact arts-based mentoring programs to empower youth in underserved neighborhoods. Since 2008, GOGO has increased the academic achievement and engagement for over 2,000 students. 

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 music and arts education as an alternative to the negative and harmful influences that typically dominate their environments.

Program Overview

The GOGO program is designed to engage youth through culturally relevant artistic mediums, using a hands-on approach to learn music, dance, and visual arts. Professional artists are paired with small groups of students for the school-year, using this unique arts-learning process to build strong mentoring relationships. Through this connection, our mentors are able to help their students navigate the obstacles standing between them success.