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Alabama Blues Project
February 6, 2010

In 2007 I registered my 2 sons for the first time with the Alabama Blues Camp. My husband was away in Iraq and I was looking for something fun and constructive to fill a little time for them. We were immediately hooked on this awesome organization. Debbie Bond and Rick Asherson have a vision for each child that is so special. Everyone is welcome, kids are all known by name, the instructors are amazing (seriously talented) and happy to be there! It has truly had such a positive impact on all of us. My boys are not only learning how to play the blues, but they have also developed new knowledge and respect for the music that we have listened to all of our lives. For me it has been an eye opener as far as getting to know about the artists themselves and the history behind the music that is so much a part of where we live. The Blues Project is saving what would be a dying art form. They are connecting young people from various backgrounds and experiences not only with each other but with a wonderful past. They are also offering something that can be used for the rest of their lives. They teach life skills in part of their time together and help them make new friends and form partnerships with kids that they might not know otherwise. This group also makes sure that no child is turned away because of financial hardship. After my husband returned from Iraq he was out of work for almost a year. During this time they were understanding and made it possible for my sons to continue to come to camp. We look forward to the beginning of each camp and I love to hear my boys play all the time. It has given them a freedom and confidence in their creativity that is irreplaceble! The Alabama Blues Project had been one of the most positive things I have ever been involved with! I only wish we had known about them earlier so my older sons could have been there!! Mrs. Perri Mullins mother of Peter(16) and Thomas(11) Tuscaloosa, AL

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

how much my children love to play their music. They now have a greater understanding and appreciation of the diverse backgrounds and experiences people have. The program challenges them to be their best and do the best with their opportunities.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The fun that everyone has watching these kids' progress. They get so good! It is awesome!!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Incredibly talented and encouraging. They are caring and always take time to tell these kids that they can do whatever they set their minds to. They really believe in each child.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Client Served & my children have been in the camps -.