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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.

 

Miami Book Fair’s virtual programming is a feast for literary lovers

Miami Book Fair’s virtual programming is a feast for literary lovers

Every day, there will be something new in Children’s Alley so be sure to check the schedules, especially the daily workshops starting at 4 p.m., Nov. 16 with Spoken Word Writing with Guitars Over Guns.
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Miami Proud: Guitars Over Guns Gets Big Boost From Global Contest

Miami Proud: Guitars Over Guns Gets Big Boost From Global Contest

Guitars Over Guns is such a hit, it is one of ten awardees of the first-ever Elevate Prize. Bernstein says this may be the big break to help expand the reach of the program nationally and internationally.
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We Are All Music Foundation Names Its First Three Beneficiaries

We Are All Music Foundation Names Its First Three Beneficiaries

Assembled by professionals from the fields of music, entertainment, finance and philanthropy, WAAM named the first three beneficiaries of its Power of Music grants: Education Through Music, Guitars Over Guns and Hip-Hop Public Health.
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Finding ways to curb cyberbullying and to choose guitars over guns earns $300,000 each for Naperville, Wilmette entrepreneurs

Finding ways to curb cyberbullying and to choose guitars over guns earns $300,000 each for Naperville, Wilmette entrepreneurs

In 2008, Bernstein's effort became Guitars Over Guns, which focuses on mentoring, artistic instruction, performance and trauma-informed care — interventions that help children age 11 to 18 in after-school programs in Miami and in Chicago.
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Chicago area natives to receive $300K from the Elevate Prize Foundation

Chicago area natives to receive $300K from the Elevate Prize Foundation

Winnetka native Chad Bernstein, who founded Guitar Over Guns, an organization that combines mentorship and guitar lessons is among the 10 inaugural winners of an award that aims to further their work.
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New Foundation Aims To Become ‘Central Voice For All Music Charities’

New Foundation Aims To Become ‘Central Voice For All Music Charities’

The three grants, totaling $100,000, are being awarded to two New York City-based nonprofits: Education Through Music, and Hip Hop Public Health; and Guitars Over Guns, based in Miami and Chicago.
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Put Down That Weapon Has South Florida Artists Singing for Peace

Put Down That Weapon Has South Florida Artists Singing for Peace

One-hundred percent of the album's sales, whether on Amazon, Bandcamp, or any other online retailer, will go to Guitars Over Guns, the Miami-based music education program.
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South Florida musicians introduce 1960s protest soundtrack to new generation

South Florida musicians introduce 1960s protest soundtrack to new generation

Both the album and the concert will benefit Guitars Over Guns, a nonprofit organization led by Miami musician Chad Bernstein that provides mentorship and music education to economically vulnerable children.
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Meet Walker Moseley of Guitars Over Guns

Meet Walker Moseley of Guitars Over Guns

Today we’d like to introduce you to Walker Moseley. Walker, can you briefly walk us through your story – how...
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