American Childrens Orchestras for Peace

Rating: 4.97 stars   75 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth

Location: 3211 Ponce de Leon Blvd Ste 210 Miami FL 33130 USA

Mission: Mission Statement: to create for our children, through music, an environment free from violence. Vision Statement: By developing specific musical programs we will provide our children with alternatives to the cycle of poverty and hopelessness that so often leads to violence. We involve the general community in these musical programs through free concerts at schools, parks and other institutions in various neighborhoods throughout Miami-Dade. Disadvantaged children, typically low income and/or disabled, receive free individual music education and participate in full orchestra concerts. ACOP is based on an internationally acclaimed format proven to increase academics, cognitive skills and self-esteem.
Results: We support hundreds of youth and families a year in one on one mentoring, music instruction and parenting relationships.
Target demographics: Children facing adversity in underprivileged communities ages 4- 18
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,000
Programs: We teach children technique in keyboards, drums, violin and vocal instruction in addition to offer parental involvement and mentoring to encourage the children. Research confirms that children's lives can be changed dramatically through family, group and one to one mentoring relationships. Investment in this program is an investment in helping children grow up successfully and overcome environmental challenges.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I did not think Nicole would learn how to play music so quickly.

Incredible technique and its amazing how the music teachers are able to capture every students attention.


So grateful to be part of it.

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how beautiful my daughter plays the instrument.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

ask to buy more instruments so my daughter can take the violin home to practice.

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Love it! Love it! Love it!

I wish I had known about ACOP a few years ago. My children, Francinette sings and Franceska plays the violin.

The staff is wonderful. The teacher's are very dedicated.

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With my children, who enjoy attending class.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Hire more teachers.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the opportunity to work with the American Childrens Orchestras approximately eleven years ago and feel proud to be part of this amazing organization once again.

I am truly overwhelmed with such team work and dedication. I hope that additional funding is attained to expand ACOP presence in other educational institutions.

Through music we can enrich our children's life and open their heart to enlightment.

Its just phenomenal!
A. Labrozzi


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In a few weeks the academic level of my daughters excelled!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Funding to hire more teachers and purchase instruments.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This program has truly influence my daughter and little family's lives. There is nothing I can be more thankful for than having my daughter take these music classes and grow in them doing something she can continue as she gets older. Thank you so much ACOP ! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

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In my daughters attitude towards music. She loves it and enjoys learning it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not make any!

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Rating: 5 stars  

American Children's Orchestras for Peace (ACOP) provides a safe, family friendly environment providing parents a relief from concern as to where their children are after school and how they are employing their time. Since all ACOP programs are free of charge they provide deprived children with an opportunity their parents could not afford otherwise. I have my daughter and son Ashley and Alexandre Devarenne Thanks ACOP. Jackeline Carvajal. Parent.

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My daughter Ashley play violin and my son Alexander play piano both are great thank you American Children's Orchestras for peace.

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ask for help to another organization to bring support our organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Real talk...When I first arrived in Miami I did not know anyone nor did I speak English very well. A friend of mine told me about the program at the community center in Little Havana that her daughter attended so I took my children. We have attended every week since then with my children learning how important it is to work with other people for the sake of living together in peace. Although I had to have someone write this letter for me I stand by what I believe... Children are our future and we must protect them. Sincerely. Julieth Fernandez

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how important it is to work with other people for the sake of living together in peace. Children are our future and we must protect them. I have two daughters in the program July and Jhohana Lotta, they play viola and piano.

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Nothing changes only consider this letter as a support American Children's Orchestras for Peace.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Real talk...When I first arrived in Miami I did not know anyone nor did I speak English very well. A friend of mine told me about the program at the community center in Little Havana that her daughter attended so I took my children. We have attended every week since then with my children learning how important it is to work with other people for the sake of living together in peace. Although I had to have someone write this letter for me I stand by what I believe... Children are our future and we must protect them. Sincerely. Julieth Fernandez

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

how important it is to work with other people for the sake of living together in peace. Children are our future and we must protect them. I have two daughters in the program July and Jhohana Lotta, they play viola and piano.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing changes only consider this letter as a support American Children's Orchestras for Peace.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am amazed at the ease with which American Children's Orchestras for Peace, (ACOP) is able to fulfill a variety of tasks. I have sat back and watch and must say the world needs more Arts Program like ACOP. Not once have I seem ACOP's staff become overwhelmed by an assignment not to mention the nice way they deal with the more challenged children. Esther Lopez. Parent.

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I am amazed at the ease with which American Children's Orchestras for Peace, (ACOP) is able to fulfill a variety of tasks.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

ask for more instruments to help our organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I began this program as a student and since then i have colaberated with the instructors and have become a volunteer due to my love and committment to the program . This program inable's children to learn a various instruments ,and have been here with my cousins and this has enabled us to keep away from dugs and various illegal activities.

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In this program i learned the basic to the cello in less than 2 weeks

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Rating: 5 stars  

We know that Art education is an important part of children's development, because it teaches them teamwork, discipline, and personal achievement in order to take you to the next level in life. American Children's Orchestras for Peace provides underprivileged children with opportunities to expand their knowledge and open doors to their future. ACOP has a wonderful music program. Please help us, so they can help our children! ( I have personal experience with my daughter Francoise, who attends a Magnet School of music Programs and her grades in school are honors thanks AMERICAN CHILDREN'S ORCHESTRAS FOR PEACE) Maria Giraldo, Parent

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my daughter Francoise, who is violin player and is in a Magnet School . Francoise improved her grades in school as an honor student "THANKS TO AMERICAN CHILDREN'S ORCHESTRAS FOR PEACE", who helped my daughter and me.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

more instruments, and if possible, more classes!

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