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Kids in Charge Program  |  Springfield  |  2003 

This program brought a distinctive and ancient art form to underserved youth, while simultaneously helped them gain self-esteem and develop life-long learning skills. Twenty-two young people in Beginner and Advanced levels experienced literal "hands-on" music making at numerous rehearsals and during performances. Through this program, the young musicians learned about cooperation, teamwork and self-discipline. They have performed at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, the Annual Springfield Boys & Girls Club Board Meeting and several other outlets.

Funded by the Springfield Cultural Council in 2003
Grant Recipient: Springfield Boys and Girls Club, Inc., $1,600

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