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Guitars Over Guns is thrilled to have received positive recognition over the past several years for our work with Miami and Chicago youth. Click on the links below to read more about our efforts, programs, and other special highlights.

 

Guitars Over Guns’ Chad Bernstein Receives 2019 Ruth Shack Award

Guitars Over Guns’ Chad Bernstein Receives 2019 Ruth Shack Award

Like Ruth, Chad is an unwavering advocate for Miami. He is not afraid to advocate for our youth and, through his work, is redefining what is possible for arts-based youth empowerment.
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Arts Leader Profile: Meet Chad Bernstein, Co-Founder of Guitars Over Guns

Arts Leader Profile: Meet Chad Bernstein, Co-Founder of Guitars Over Guns

"During a performance, I look out at the audience and I see the most diverse crowd and as artists we have to take the opportunity to engage that audience and recognize the power of music."
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A 72-Year-Old Proves You’re Never Too Old to Make Trap Beats

A 72-Year-Old Proves You’re Never Too Old to Make Trap Beats

When Arthur asked Andre “Add-2” Daniels, a musician who works at Haven — Guitars Over Guns' free youth studio on the South side of Chicago, which teaches children how to record and mix — to listen to his beats, the rapper admits he thought the older gentleman was a prank set up by one of his students.
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The Value of Mentorship – Chad Bernstein

The Value of Mentorship – Chad Bernstein

Today’s guest is Chad Bernstein, CEO & Co-Founder of Guitars Over Guns. Chad joins the team to discuss the limited access to music for students, using your unique skill set towards improving social impact, the value of mentorship and not being afraid to learn from others!
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Mother Nature rep hip-hop as a culture, a calling, and a career

Mother Nature rep hip-hop as a culture, a calling, and a career

Guitars Over Guns taught Mother Nature about how to reach out to schools and connect their workshops to other resources, so that "The Miseducation of Hip-Hop" can become a sustainable year-round enterprise.
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Pérez Art Museum Miami Acquires Artwork by Ebony G. Patterson at Art + Soul Celebration

Pérez Art Museum Miami Acquires Artwork by Ebony G. Patterson at Art + Soul Celebration

The evening’s intimate dinner featured entertainment by Guitars Over Guns, a nonprofit that offers students from disadvantaged backgrounds a powerful combination of music education and mentorship.
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Women in the Know annual benefit celebrates women

Women in the Know annual benefit celebrates women

Women in the Know, a nonprofit with a mission of raising awareness and funds for NPO’s making an impact in the lives of women and children, is proud to host “Luck Be a Lady Tonight," benefitting Guitars over Guns.
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Doc Chad Fronts Guitars Over Guns

Doc Chad Fronts Guitars Over Guns

Bernstein’s spin on after-school band programs uses popular music taught by working musicians to make things hip and fun. The program’s goal is to engage students, keep them interested in school, and away from gangs, guns and violence.
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Five Questions For: Sloan Bruan-Lorenzini

Five Questions For: Sloan Bruan-Lorenzini

Her pioneering work at the nonprofit Guitars Over Guns involves supporting mentors of middle school music students, who in turn train to become mentors -- creating a ripple effect that bolsters whole communities.
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