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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.

 

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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‘Guitars Over Guns’ Uses Art as a Teaching Tool

‘Guitars Over Guns’ Uses Art as a Teaching Tool

Using art as a teaching tool is a new part of an innovative curriculum being taught at a South Side charter school, and as NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter found out, it's all driven by what the community wants.
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Five Questions for: Zack Bush

Five Questions for: Zack Bush

"Guitars Over Guns is very near and dear to my heart. The organization works with high-risk youths through music and I’ve seen first-hand remarkable transformations and incredible music talent."
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How nonprofits are using entrepreneurial skills, strategic thinking to change the world

How nonprofits are using entrepreneurial skills, strategic thinking to change the world

Last year, SVP chose Guitars Over Guns for a $100,000 grant and the expert guidance, and has been working with that organization to make sure it has the financial systems and funding strategies in place to fuel Guitars Over Guns’ national expansion.
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AT&T donates $50,000 to two Miami nonprofits focused on at-risk youth

AT&T donates $50,000 to two Miami nonprofits focused on at-risk youth

The contribution from AT&T will help the nonprofit provide academic support, standardized test preparation, and college application guidance to 45-60 at-risk high school students.
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Marlins make charity donation to Guitars Over Guns

Marlins make charity donation to Guitars Over Guns

The Guitars Over Guns organization comes to Marlins Park to receive a $25,000 donation from the Miami Marlins.
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This local group helps kids grow with music. On Friday, they will sing at Marlins Park

This local group helps kids grow with music. On Friday, they will sing at Marlins Park

These kids, students who have participated in the nonprofit Guitars Over Guns, are ready to soak in the moment of their young lifetime as the Marlins recognizing the organization Friday for one of their Charity Partner Days.
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Best of Miami 2018: Best Charity

Best of Miami 2018: Best Charity

Students whose communities have been wracked by gun violence find an outlet through Guitars Over Guns, which provides mentorship through music and the arts.
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