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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.

 

National Endowment for the Arts Supports the Arts with over $27.5 Million in Awards in First Round of FY2021 Funding

National Endowment for the Arts Supports the Arts with over $27.5 Million in Awards in First Round of FY2021 Funding

Guitars Over Guns Organization's after-school digital music production mentorship program is included in this round of Grants for Arts Projects awards.
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Mayor Lightfoot and DCASE Announce 2020 Rising Star Honor Roll Presented by Allstate

Mayor Lightfoot and DCASE Announce 2020 Rising Star Honor Roll Presented by Allstate

Aria Robinson Nominated by Guitars Over Guns Organization for honor in Music
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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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MDC’s Koubek Center Announces New Virtual Concert Series Little Havana Social Club ¡en casa!

MDC’s Koubek Center Announces New Virtual Concert Series Little Havana Social Club ¡en casa!

Little Havana Social Club ¡en casa! will feature some of Miami’s top artists. The series will showcase rapper/spoken poetry artist Lyrical G, the first student-turned-professional mentor at the Guitars Over Guns program.
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2020 Voting Questions Answered, Applying For College During COVID, And Guitars Over Guns

2020 Voting Questions Answered, Applying For College During COVID, And Guitars Over Guns

Thousands of young people in Miami and Chicago have found purpose and a path to success through music with the Guitars Over Guns program. The program is one of 10 organizations that have won The Elevate Prize Foundation’s inaugural prize, which provides at least $300,000 in funding and professional support.
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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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