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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.

 

Coral Gables Community Foundation awards more than $50,000 in grants

Coral Gables Community Foundation awards more than $50,000 in grants

Recent grantees include Guitars over Guns to support its art-based youth development programs.
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The Children’s Trust honors 2019 Champions for Children

The Children’s Trust honors 2019 Champions for Children

Michelle Forman, Guitars Over Guns mentor and a cappella group leader is the recipient of the Excellence in Direct Service to Children and Families Award.
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Suenalo Vocalist Michelle Forman Honored as Champion for Children

Suenalo Vocalist Michelle Forman Honored as Champion for Children

For the last ten years, Forman has worked with Guitars Over Guns, mentoring inner-city students at North Miami and Georgia Jones-Ayers Middle Schools as well as founding Guitars Over Guns' a cappella ensemble.
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‘Guitars Over Guns’: Uniting Through Music in Hopes of Ending Violence

‘Guitars Over Guns’: Uniting Through Music in Hopes of Ending Violence

Music has the power to bring diverse communities together, and help change a young person's future. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the details on a non-profit that's taking part in the 'Strides For Peace Race Against Gun Violence'.
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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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