Like athletics, music allows young people to explore their own abilities and interests, build self-esteem, express themselves, and engage in healthy social activity. Nonetheless, opportunities for organized music programming can often be harder for kids to find than organized sports leagues—amid budget problems, public-school systems sometimes cut music programs from their curricula, leaving students who are unable to attend private lessons few options for continuing their music education. Plugged In is a Needham-based teen-band program that provides youth with opportunities to interact with other teen musicians and explore their creative talents in a live-band setting while also expanding their social awareness.
Plugged In educates teenagers on the different aspects of being in and performing with a live band, helps the students bolster their musical talents, and organizes them into full rock bands. Currently serving more than 100 youngsters divided into nearly three dozen bands, the organization offers programming such as weekly classes and songwriting workshops and aims to create an environment in which students can feel comfortable expressing their talents and taking creative chances. Augmenting the musical nurturing it provides, Plugged In encourages its participants to think about philanthropy, organizing benefit concerts three times a year to support the charitable groups of the students’ collective choosing. No student is ever turned away from Plugged In due to financial reasons; students whose families are unable to pay the organization’s tuition fees receive scholarships. Roughly a quarter of Plugged In’s participants rely on scholarships.
Join G-Team and donate $12 to help Plugged In provide scholarship opportunities to help teens participate in its music programming. If G-Team members raise $600, Plugged in can sponsor one teenager’s enrollment. Each additional $600 raised will sponsor another youth.
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