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American Childrens Orchestras for Peace

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Education, Bands & Ensembles, Children & Youth, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness, Youth Development Programs

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.

Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

im a mother and i love this program for my son .he's always looking forward to get to class its a great jot to go to this program. it helps keep him away from drugs and other illegal activities

Client Served

Rating: 5

im a mother and i love this program for my daughter she's always looking forward to get to class its a great jot to go to this program.

Client Served

Rating: 5

im a mother and i love this program for my son he's always so joyfull to come.

Client Served

Rating: 5

i believe this program is fantastic im glad the kids have a place to learn music and it also helps keep them away from drugs and bad company and it helps them focus on greater things.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi im jennifer. i like this program because the teachers provide help and volunteer their time for each student tolearn how to play their instrument of choice.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The classes tought here are great..... My daughter has learned a lot.

This program is amazing, it brings an alternative to the kids in the neighborhood.

Thanks a lot.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I have my 3 sons in the classes since 2008. They love their teaches so much. I wouldn't know what we would have done without these music classes. I'm glad that you are in my sons school and wish you all the very best this year.

Client Served

Rating: 5

what i like about this program is the fact that the kids are always occupied learning a new peice of music helping them expand in futuristic jobs.

Client Served

Rating: 5

i believe this an amazing program for kids. allowing them to learn various instruments allowing to see a futuristic perciption if they find them selve's intrested in music. it assists the parent economically since its free. and it helps build kids social abilities.

Client Served

Rating: 5

what i enjoy about this program is the great joy i see in my daughter

Client Served

Rating: 5

i believe this program this program is very instructive it helps the kid progress alot personally and it helps them, set gaol and it helps them set discipline in there live's. i also believe these should be set in all the parks helping this program to be more accesible.

Client Served

Rating: 5

what i like about this program is pretty much everything! all the teachers are very great, just to mention one of the few the piano teacher is great. all the instruments are in great condition theres great harmony great companionship between the kids and teachers and am very happy with the program

Client Served

Rating: 5

I believe this program is great, but needs more improvment it has and insufficient amount of teachers.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I believe that this is an excellent program. it helps the encourage the kids in music. also i hope that these kind of programs continue to open for juviniles helping them to stay of the streets guiding them to a better path.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Whta i liked about this program is that it allows kid to use there free time for more productive things. it allows to learn music to further develope knowledge.

Client Served

Rating: 5

i believe this program is amazing it allows this kids develope better communication with each other it has amazing teachers and it allows children and parents to have a wonderful activities allowing us to both have amazing experiences.

Client Served

Rating: 5

i believe this program is amazing it allows kid to learn new things keeping them from being on the street, also it would be great to tell others of this program because it does make a difference.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I like this program because it is intresting it allows the kids to learn new things and it helps them become more independant.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This program allows my children to stay of the streets, it also allows them to reamianed occupied learning new instruments and doing productive activities.

Client Served

Rating: 5

i believe this progra has been great help for my two daughters. if it weren't for this program my daughters would be doing other things not as productive so it helps alot, and thanks to this program my daughter has learned to play the violin and she has been asked to do various programs at church's and reunions.