2017 News Highlights


Pinqy Ring has found a new life in healing through rap music

Pinqy Ring has found a new life in healing through rap music

She works as a site coordinator for Guitars Over Guns, an art mentoring program serving youth in underserved neighborhoods in Chicago. 
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The Miami Foundation Fuels the Continued Burst of Creative Energy in Miami’s Arts Community with $300K in Signature Grants

The Miami Foundation Fuels the Continued Burst of Creative Energy in Miami’s Arts Community with $300K in Signature Grants

GOGO is building the lives of youth through music and the arts and mentorship. Since launching in 2008, they’ve served more than 2,000 local youth.
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Can art help end violence? Guitars Over Guns lets students ‘find their sound’ and choose a better path in life

Can art help end violence? Guitars Over Guns lets students ‘find their sound’ and choose a better path in life

Miah Scott says participating in the Guitars Over Guns program during her final semester at Beethoven Elementary School helped her find the strength to get through some tough times.
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Season 2 Episode 5: Guitars Over Guns

Season 2 Episode 5: Guitars Over Guns

Meet Guitars Over Guns (GOGO), an organization that works with students in Miami and Chicago to promote positive interactions through music and art.
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Chad Bernstein, The Music Man

Chad Bernstein, The Music Man

A renowned musician and teacher, Bernstein has spent much of his life drawing inspiration from music, but it was his sense of community that drew him to become a "social entrepreneur."
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Mentor Uses Music To Inspire At-Risk Youth

Mentor Uses Music To Inspire At-Risk Youth

A Miami music program is helping young people stay away from dangerous distractions and instead connect with their musical gifts.
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In 10 years, Guitars over Guns learned one big lesson: ‘Keep showing up’

In 10 years, Guitars over Guns learned one big lesson: ‘Keep showing up’

In Miami, 80 students at the Guitars over Guns program in North Miami used music to work through the anxieties and sadness that children have felt amid rampant gun violence in their community. 
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When a gun took someone close, these kids didn’t cry. They sang.

When a gun took someone close, these kids didn’t cry. They sang.

"The students said, ‘We can’t continue to sit on the sidelines,’" says Guitars Over Guns leader Chad Bernstein. "So we talked about how art can be really powerful to come together and unify our voices as one.”
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Key Biscayne women raise money for children throughout Miami-Dade County

Key Biscayne women raise money for children throughout Miami-Dade County

The organizations that they’re donating to this year include Communities In Schools of Miami, EducateTomorrow, Guitars over Guns, Miami Children’s Initiative, Miami Music Project and Seraphic Fire Youth Initiative.
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