Guitars Over Guns officially started a three-year pilot program in partnership with UCAN Academy – Therapeutic Day School on the West Side of Chicago. UCAN’s unique education platform combines a special curriculum with experienced staff to engage students who have had trouble in previous school settings. UCAN Academy is the largest and one of the most recognized therapeutic day schools in the area.
GOGO is thrilled not only to launch in Chicago, but also to be providing our music mentorship programming for UCAN Academy’s middle school classes during the school day. Currently serving 18 students, our Chicago staff is hard at work leveraging the similarities between both approaches to create effective relationships and implement our new curriculum. We are thrilled to be working with UCAN Academy and their team, and can’t wait to see how the students enjoy the first year of the program!