News Highlights


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.

 

Jim Berry……. Sports anchor with a “secret life”

Jim Berry……. Sports anchor with a “secret life”

For the past few years, Jim has been involved with Guitars Over Guns, a program in which professional musicians provide after-school instruction and mentorship in several Miami-Dade County schools.
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5 Questions with Michelle Forman, Mentor & Singer

5 Questions with Michelle Forman, Mentor & Singer

"I always try to inspire the kids and empower them to choose songs that have a positive message for the world."
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Helping South Florida Kids Thrive

Helping South Florida Kids Thrive

One of the people honored was Michelle Forman with the organization Guitars over Guns. Michele received the Excellence in Direct Service to Children and Families Award.
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Positive People in Pinecrest – Emily Veguilla

Positive People in Pinecrest – Emily Veguilla

Palmetto Senior High School rising senior Emily Veguilla has organized a benefit concert called Life Over Bullets wto raise awareness about gun violence. The proceeds from the Pinecrest Gardens concert were donated to Guitars Over Guns.
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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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