Three Cheers for Volunteers!

Three Cheers for Volunteers!

Author: Brian Boros, R.I.S.E. Board Member Way back in February, 2020, Chicago’s emerging nonprofits came together for the 8th Annual Chicago Volunteer Fair. What does that mean for us at Guitar Over Guns’ Chicago R.I.S.E. program? Thanks for asking. That means our...
A Sneak Peek at College Life

A Sneak Peek at College Life

Author: Brian Boros, R.I.S.E. Board Member Guitars Over Guns’ Chicago R.I.S.E. program is where mentorship and music meet. These mentors created magic with our high school students who were engaged in a special Columbia College campus tour, while mentors facilitated...
Windy City Groovin’

Windy City Groovin’

On September 27th, our Miami and Chi Town teams reunited at the Skokie Country Club for our first-ever Chicago Living Room Concert! This lively gathering of friends brought together a community of first-time supporters and longtime fans to enjoy epic live performances...
Mentor Institute 2019

Mentor Institute 2019

Our mentors are the backbone of Guitars Over Guns. These guys give their time, talent, and hearts every single day to uplift and inspire youth through the power of music education. So when our entire mentor crew convened at Camillus House this week for our 2019 Mentor...
The Experience of a Lifetime

The Experience of a Lifetime

On April 15th and 16th, nearly 80 students from our program sites across Chicago came together for our First Annual Regional Recording & Music Video Project! Students from Evergreen Academy Middle School, Beethoven Elementary, Sawyer Elementary, CICS Lloyd Bond...