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Students Aria, Miah and Venisha interact with visitors to our booth at the volunteer fair.
Chicago
By adriana / June 10, 2020

Three Cheers for Volunteers!

This is what makes our work worth it: the students and mentors we serve, endorse, and mobilize, and the camaraderie of community organizers from passionate volunteers who support mission-driven organizations.

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Students sit in chairs in a circle around a speaker from Columbia College delivering remarks.
Chicago
By adriana / June 10, 2020

A Sneak Peek at College Life

On March 7th, 15 students, 5 mentors, and 4 members of Guitars Over Guns’ Chicago R.I.S.E. board participated in a day of events with Columbia College for Admitted Students Day.

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Chicago
By adriana / October 8, 2019

Windy City Groovin’

This lively gathering of friends brought together a community of first-time supporters and longtime fans to enjoy epic live performances and more.

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Chicago, Miami
By adriana / August 9, 2019

Mentor Institute 2019

When our entire mentor crew convened this week for our 2019 Mentor Training Institute, it was so much more than just a workshop among colleagues. It was a reunion of friends and family with so much passion and talent to share. 

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Miami
By adriana / June 10, 2019

Class of 2019

We're so incredibly proud of this creative, talented, hardworking, compassionate crew, and can't wait to see what they accomplish next.

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Miami
By adriana / May 3, 2019

Shining Stars

Students from over a dozen of our school and community sites all over Miami-Dade County came together to share the spotlight and show off how far they've come over this past year of hard work, teamwork and music-making!

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Chicago
By adriana / April 18, 2019

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!

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Miami
By adriana / March 28, 2019

Band Together

"I'm proudest of seeing our kids fulfill a mentorship role themselves. And to see them be able to lead and take charge has been something to be very proud of."

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Miami
By adriana / March 28, 2019

Everyone has a story

Being in a position to help Guitars Over Guns give the same opportunity that I have had to others is all I can ever ask for. I love the direction the program is headed and want to be a part of it every step of the way.

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