To help keep the music playing in Cleveland, Miss., and the surrounding communities, GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi will join the global Giving Tuesday movement on December 1st to raise funds for its music education programs.
Statistically speaking, schools with music programs have an estimated 90.2% graduate rate compared to schools without music education, which average 72.9%, said Emily Havens, Executive Director of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. However, every day schools throughout our state are cutting their music programs. At the Museum, we seek to fill this gap by giving students the opportunity to explore music history and exercise their creativity. Donations made during Giving Tuesday will be instrumental in helping us continue this mission.
Donations made to the Mississippi Museum on Giving Tuesday will directly support its music education programs. At the Museum, students and visitors learn about all genres of music. Some may even learn to play the drums or guitar for the first time, learn to create their own beats, or discover the art of songwriting. From instrument lessons and school tours, interactive workshops and careers in music programs, and serving as a resource to teachers, the Museums music education efforts make an impact every day. Through these, students are inspired to explore their creativity and find their own way to express themselves.
Launched in 2012, Giving Tuesday was created as a simple idea: A day that encourages people to do good. Over the years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Donations can be made at grammymuseumms.org. The Museums goal is to raise $20,000 by the end of the year so that students in Cleveland and beyond continue to grow up in a world filled with music and opportunity.
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